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Atlas Shrugged

by Ayn Rand

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About This Item

New York: Random House, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. First edition, first printing - so stated on the copyright page. This book measures 8.75" x 6" with 1168 numbered pages. With its original dust jacket.

The book is in very good condition. Gilt title and lettering on spine and front board are full and intact. Minor surface wear to the cloth boards. Rippling on top edge of textblock. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown. Dust jacket is in very good condition and is the first issue dust jacket with the 10/57 date present on the lower front flap. Price-clipped. Moderate chipping to the extremities of the jacket, most noticeable along the top edge. Old tape stains on rear flap.

"Atlas Shrugged" is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand and includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Rand herself describes the theme of the book as "the role of man's mind in existence".

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Synopsis

Ayn Rand in her most controversial book yet, depicts a dystopian United State. A world of private businesses that are increasingly penalized and weighted through laws and regulations, stepping over the people who carry out that labor.  As a mysterious figure, John Gault appears on the scene; the country’s top banker, an oil producer, a professor, a composer, and a distinguished judge disappear without a trace, abandoning their professions and loved ones. In turn a revolution begins, creating a new society based on the ‘philosophy of selfishness’ in efforts to be dismissed from the exploitation of those with authority and power.  Atlas Shrugged “is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder — and rebirth — of man’s spirit.” -Ayn Rand

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Reviews

On Jun 7 2017, a reader said:
Atlas Shrugged is perhaps the greatest, most revealing novel ever written. It is larger than life, and a truly philosophical, dramatic, exalting, and suspenseful read.
On Feb 6 2017, a reader said:
A life changimg read.
On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
If you liked The Fountainhead but thought the philosophy took a back seat to character development and plot, Atlas Shrugged is great - not concerning itself with such outmoded details like characters who might exist and avoiding exposition, Atlas Shrugged is the most pedantic, two-dimensional book ever. Huzzah.

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Bookseller
Ernestoic Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
3675
Title
Atlas Shrugged
Author
Ayn Rand
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1957

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...

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