- Paperback: 1184 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; Updated edition (1 Feb. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0141188936
- ISBN-13: 978-0141188935
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 5.1 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (280 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Atlas Shrugged (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 1 Feb 2007
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A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly. ("The New York Times") --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex.
Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life-from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy...to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction...to the philosopher who becomes a pirate...to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her train tunnels.
Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What lets this book down are the dreadfully long preachy passages where some of the characters drone on about the nobleness of their creed. The author's philosophy may well be meritorious (a kind of early Thatcherism, espousing capitalism and entrepeneurship as the vehicles of social progress rather than socialism) but there's just too much of it in the tale.The reader will get the message early on and doesn't need the point hammering home so often, making the characters sound like right smug smart-arses. The worst episode comes after about 1000 pages when one of the central characters - John Galt - hijacks a national broadcast and proceeds to bore the pants off the reader with nearly sixty pages of dense, pretentious twaddle. It's impossible to believe an audience would listen to such a lecture and still be tuned in for its full length. It's the most boring passage I've ever read in a novel. Logarithm books are easier reads than these 50+ pages. Such a shame.
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