Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

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Who is John Galt? This famous rhetorical question rings through Ayn Rand's best-selling novel as the people's anthem of despair in depressed economic times. Set in the future, the novel follows capitalist magnates as they battle looters, strikers, and the impending ruin of the United States' economy. The romantic and intellectual relationship between Dagny Taggart, the heroine, and John Galt, whose identity as the leader of the strike is eventually revealed, carries the novel to its climax. This novel, controversial when it first appeared in 1957, purports Rand's objectivist philosophy that the individual is free to pursue his or her own happiness without bowing to God or society. Objectivism in action upholds full laissez-faire capitalism as the only philosophy that can protect humankind's freedom to think, to be inventive, and to live productively.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 134 x 206 x 10mm | 140.62g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0764585568
  • 9780764585562
  • 247,313

About Andrew Bernstein

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He teaches Philosophy at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, and at the State University of New York at Purchase. Dr. Bernstein is a speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute and lectures on Ayn Rand's novels throughout the United States.show more

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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author; Introduction to the Novel; Critical Commentaries; PART ONE: Chapter 1 - The Theme; PART ONE: Chapter 2 - The Chain; PART ONE: Chapter 3 - The Top and the Bottom; PART ONE: Chapter 4 - The Immovable Movers; PART ONE: Chapter 5 - The Climax of the d'Anconias; PART ONE: Chapter 6 - The Non-Commercial; PART ONE: Chapter 7 - The Exploiters and the Exploited; PART ONE: Chapter 8 - The John Galt Line; PART ONE: Chapter 9 - The Sacred and the Profane; PART ONE: Chapter 10 - Wyatt's Torch; PART TWO: Chapter 1 - The Man Who Belonged on Earth; PART TWO: Chapter 2 - The Aristocracy of Pull; PART TWO: Chapter 3 - White Blackmail; PART TWO: Chapter 4 - The Sanction of the Victim; PART TWO: Chapter 5 - Account Overdrawn; PART TWO: Chapter 6 - Miracle Metal; PART TWO: Chapter 7 - The Moratorium on Brains; PART TWO: Chapter 8 - By our Love; PART TWO: Chapter 9 - The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt; PART TWO: Chapter 10 - The Sign of the Dollar; PART THREE: Chapter 1 - Atlantis; PART THREE: Chapter 2 - The Utopia of Greed; PART THREE: Chapter 3 - Anti-Greed; PART THREE: Chapter 4 - Anti-Life; PART THREE: Chapter 5 - Their Brothers' Keepers; PART THREE: Chapter 6 - The Concerto of Deliverance; PART THREE: Chapter 7 - "This is John Galt Speaking"; PART THREE: Chapter 8 - The Egoist; PART THREE: Chapter 9 - The Generator; PART THREE: Chapter 10 - In the Name of the Best Within Us; Character Analyses; Critical Essays; CliffsNotes Review; CliffsNotes Resource Center; Indexshow more

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