Atlas Shrugged

New York: Random House, 1957.


Hardcover. First edition. Cloth worn through at the bottom of the front board, else very good in very good, first issue dustwrapper with some moderate rubbing. Rand's magnum opus – most copies of this bulky objectivist allegory were read to death, and it continues to be a bestselling novel year after year.

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Item #291841 Atlas Shrugged. Ayn RAND.
Atlas Shrugged

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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