Atlas Shrugged

New York: Random House, 1957.


Hardcover. First edition. Page edges foxed, else fine in very near fine, first issue dustwrapper with some very slight rubbing. A recent study of Rand's cultural legacy concluded that no single work of the 20th Century had influenced more individual readers than this objectivist allegory. Additionally, *Harper's Index* reports that 12% of all Playboy Playmates since 1959 claimed either this or Rand's *The Fountainhead* as their favorite book, although our attempts at using copies as bait continue to prove futile. A beautiful copy.

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Item #291227 Atlas Shrugged. Ayn RAND.

Ayn Rand
birth name: Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum
born: 2/2/1905
died: 3/6/1982

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Russian-born American writer who, in novels noted for their commercial success, presented her philosophy of objectivism, which held that all real achievement is the product of individual ability and effort, that laissez-faire capitalism is most congenial to the exercise of talent, and that selfishness is a virtue, altruism a vice. Her reversal of the traditional Judeo-Christian ethic won her a cult of followers. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore

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