Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

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Author

Rand, Ayn

Word Count

272,000 words

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Pages

1,088 pages

Edition Publisher

Signet

Edition Publish Date

January 1, 1996

Identifiers

ISBN-10: 0451191145

ISBN-13: 9780451191144

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<p>The year 2005 marks Ayn Rand&rsquo;s Centennial Year. The astounding story of a man that said that he would stop the motor of the world&mdash;and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read. &ldquo;A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly.&rdquo;&mdash;The New York Times</p><h3>Encyclopedia of Literature</h3><p>The book's female protagonist, Dagny Taggart, struggles to manage a transcontinental railroad amid the pressures and restrictions of massive bureaucracy. Her antagonistic reaction to a libertarian group seeking an end to government regulation is later echoed and modified in her encounter with a utopian community, Galt's Gulch, whose members regard self-determination rather than collective responsibility as the highest ideal.</p>