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Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
0452011876
August 1999
Paperback
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Publishers Weekly, January 6, 1997
Winner of the Listen Up Award-Best Packaging/Cover Art of 1996 [brought to you by HighBridge Audio] --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
At last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback.

With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers.

Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged...


CliffsNotes on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
Andrew Bernstein
0764585568
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand’s masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man’s mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery.

Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players



The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
0451191153
August 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Lorine Pruette
Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly,...


The Fountainhead (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586635158
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Lorine Pruette
Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly,...


Capitalism
Ayn Rand
0451147952
July 1986
Paperback
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From Library Journal
As an interesting relic of the past, this outlandish piece of propaganda is worth the listener's time, even though the author's overconfident sense of her own rightness and persistence at pressing her points with little respect for opposing views can quickly become more than a little annoying. Using outdated words such as "altruists" to represent the forces of evil who would overburden the poor, beleaguered American business community, Rand "protesteth" far too much. Americans have seen many of the abuses come to pass that Rand, writing in 1946, claimed would never happen if free enterprise were just left to its own devices, so many of her arguments will be lost on a modern listener. For instance, the antitrust laws forced railroad barons to use illegal payoffs to forge ahead with expansion, and they shouldn't,...


Anthem
Ayn Rand
0451191137
August 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
Rand's dark portrait of the future was first released in England in 1938 and reedited for publication in the United States in 1946. This 50th-anniversary edition includes a scholarly introduction and a facsimile of the original British version, which bears Rand's handwritten alterations for its American debut.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From AudioFile
Ayn Rand's Anthem is a short dystopic novel about a man who escapes a society from which all individuality has been squeezed. Its allegory is crudely transparent, and the ideas have lost their political urgency. (The book was published in 1938, a decade before Orwell's 1984.) But Anthem provides a good introduction to Rand's...


Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
0525948929
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The year 2005 marks Ayn Rand’s Centennial Year. The astounding story of a man that said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read.

About the Author
Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Ms. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in the nonfiction books Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.


Atlas Shrugged (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586638211
June 2003
Paperback
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Anthem
Ayn Rand
0452281253
Dec 1999
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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From Library Journal
Rand's dark portrait of the future was first released in England in 1938 and reedited for publication in the United States in 1946. This 50th-anniversary edition includes a scholarly introduction and a facsimile of the original British version, which bears Rand's handwritten alterations for its American debut.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From AudioFile
Ayn Rand's Anthem is a short dystopic novel about a man who escapes a society from which all individuality has been squeezed. Its allegory is crudely transparent, and the ideas have lost their political urgency. (The book was published in 1938, a decade before Orwell's 1984.) But Anthem provides a good introduction to Rand's...


We the Living
Ayn Rand
0451187849
December 1995
Mass Market Paperback
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Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand
0451191145
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Publishers Weekly, January 6, 1997
Winner of the Listen Up Award-Best Packaging/Cover Art of 1996 [brought to you by HighBridge Audio] --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
At last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback.

With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers.

Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged...


Fountainhead, the (Centennial Ed.Hc)
Ayn Rand
0452286751
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Lorine Pruette
Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly,...


Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
0452273331
October 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence.

The New York Times Book Review, Lorine Pruette
Ayn Rand is a writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly.

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Anthem
Ayn Rand
0452286352
Dec 2004
Paperback
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The New York Times
A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly.

Book Description
Ayn Rand’s classic tale of a future dark age of the great "We"—a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values—anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

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The Virtue of Selfishness
Ayn Rand
0451163931
November 1964
Mass Market Paperback
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From Library Journal
The problem with Rand is easily detectable by careful listeners of this production: a good essayist with a flair for the dramatic turn of phrase, she wasted her obvious writing skills in an effort to support outlandish personal opinions cloaked in the guise of logic. An absolutist thinker, she devotes one whole essay to an effort to persuade us that we really should see things as black and white, with no shades of gray. Born in Soviet Russia, Rand so despised socialism and collectivist thinking that she leapt to the furthest extreme possible to become the champion of unbridled capitalism, the rights of the individual at the expense of the community, and the diminution of all regulation by the state, with the exception of a judicial system and the control of crime. Among the sadly dated ideas she ...

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