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    Atlas Shrugged  (English, Paperback, Ayn Rand)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
    • ISBN: 9780451191144, 0451191145
    • Edition: 35th Anniversary ed.
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    Atlas Shrugged is set in an unspecified era in a dystopian United States.The book is divided into three parts, each one containing ten chapters. The names of the three parts refer to Aristotle’s laws of logic. The parts are titled Non-contradiction, Either-Or, and A Is A.

    The novel begins with Dagny Taggart, the Operating Vice President of a giant railroad company, struggling to keep the company afloat in tough economic conditions. As the economy worsens, Taggart begins to notice that the best and brightest people of the society keep disappearing mysteriously. As it eventually turns out, they are being led on a organized strike by John Galt, who aims to bring the motorworld to a halt.

    Under the leadership of Galt, the minds responsible for society’s productivity and growth refuse to be exploited any further by rising taxes and government rules. They seek to prove that the world is headed straight for disaster if every individual is enslaved by the government and society. They fight to demonstrate that robbing an individual off of the freedom to create spells doom for civilization.

    As the government strengthens its dictatorial stance, Taggart begins to see the collapse of society around her. The love story of Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden, a steel magnate, forms a subplot in the book.

    The book is considered to be Ayn Rand’s magnum opus. It was first published in 1957 and highlights her philosophy of Objectivism. The ‘Atlas’ in the title of the book refers to Atlas, a Titan in Greek mythology. The silver screen adaption of the book got continuously stalled for almost 40 years, and was mired in several controversies. It was finally released on April 15, 2011, but met with mainly negative reviews. This particular edition of the book has an introduction by Rand’s student, Leonard Peikoff.

    About the Author
    Ayn Rand was a Russian-American author, screenwriter, playwright, and philosopher. She developed a philosophical theory called Objectivism.
    Her fictional works include The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Night Of January 16th, and We The Living. Some of her non-fictional works are The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature, The Virtue Of Selfishness, and Philosophy: Who Needs It.

    Her writing received strong reviews, both good and bad. Rand’s novels garnered polarized opinions mainly because of the extensive philosophical content in them, which promoted capitalism and individual accomplishments over socialism and team successes.

    Ayn Rand or Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum was born on February 2, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her family was forced to flee to Crimea after the rise of the Bolshevik party. She later returned to Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) and majored in history in the Department of Social Pedagogy at the Petrograd State University. After a visit to America to meet her relatives, she became quite intent on making it her home, which she eventually did. She developed and advocated her philosophy called Objectivism through her writing. Rand died of a heart attack on March 6, 1982, at her New York home.

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    The Masterpiece

    I am her fan so are millions of other, Atlas Shrugged is an application of the philosophy said in Fountain Head.
    If Fountain head is great; then Atlas Shrugged is mesmerizing beauty; its exceptional. Author never keeps the content simple as she wants that only those who are committed to her work should be entitled to have the pleasure of understanding the content.

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    In Fountain Head, the character of Howard Roak remains sketchy, some think that HR is not practical and some belief that ...
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    Sahil Mattoo

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    The work of a genius

    I have read quite a few other books, by different authors. I have read Dan Brown, Paulo Coelho, Sidney Sheldon, books like Catch-22, etc.; and I have appreciated their writing style. But only when I read Ayn Rand did I feel how is it posible to write so well? How is she able to relate her philosophies to worldy things so that when she constructs a sentence, they complement each other perfectly. Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead are true masterpieces. One may not agree completely with the philos...
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    AnJo

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    Legend

    Atlas shrugged is one of the most classic novels ever written. The story is riveting and the characters whose life one would covet to live . The philosophy conveyed is simple: you live for yourself.
    While the book presents an oversimplified world it does convey the message effectively and is likely to have an everlasting impact on the reader.
    Style is immensely engaging and the book truly casts a spell.

    Too simple a world has been presented, where all the bums and incompetent run the governm...
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    Shikhar Chauhan

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    Ayn Rand: A Manifesto for Psychopaths

    It has a fair claim to be the ugliest philosophy the post-war world has produced. Selfishness, it contends, is good, altruism evil, empathy and compassion are irrational and destructive. The poor deserve to die; the rich deserve unmediated power. It has already been tested, and has failed spectacularly and catastrophically. Yet the belief system constructed by Ayn Rand, who died 30 years ago today, has been more influential.

    Rand's is the philosophy of the psychopath, a misanthropic fantasy ...
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    Vimal Kumar

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    17 Mar, 2012

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    Highly overrated book

    This is one of those books whom people all around the world will recommend. But the truth is its not worth it. Basically its Rand's philosophy wrapped around a story. This book requires a lot of editing. 1/3rd of the book consists of sentences describing facial expressions of the characters. :)
    Her philosophy consists of maxims and nothing more. Most of the things are ambiguous. The trouble with this kind of philosophy is you can take from it whatever you want and mold it according to your pe...
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    Prabhdeep

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    28 Jul, 2012

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    Expected a better product

    Timely delivery but this version of book is not for reading, i bought it and now i am reading ebook, printed text size is too small to be read with naked eyes.
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    Owais Ahmad

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    28 Nov, 2016

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    Magnum opus

    A must read for those who have read the fountainhead.....great piece of literary work....Thanks to flipkart for providing it at low price
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    Akshay Goswami

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    30 Jun, 2016

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    Buy e-book instead

    Well at the first look. The size is pretty small and the font are too small to read.
    Avoid this book if you dont want your eyes to bleed.
    This publisher's idea of making this book thick and small has killed my craze to read it.
    Hope flipkart contact me and refund my money so that I could read another book.
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    Vaibhav Panwar

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    Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged or rather Ayn Rand herself espouses philosophies that are well presented and awesome to read but call for an idealistic world for execution of the ideas so put forth.

    I enjoyed reading almost all her works but I do not buy her philosophies. The characters are well fleshed and aspirational to say the least. Capitalism and the sole pursuit of wealth though sounds good when done ethically.

    However, one point- Why capitalism, why not charity, why not compassion and acceptance of ...
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    Satyanand Gupta

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    4 Jan, 2013

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    Well packed, ontime delivery

    Ordered this book 3 days back and got it yesterday. Excellent Packing. Really appreciate this kind of care for the deliverables!!

    The only thing left is to read this exhausting 1075 page book. Here I go!!
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    Sai Shyam K

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