Genre: Literary Fiction
Length: 1188 pages
Audiobook Length: 62 hours and 56 minutes
First Published: 1957
Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves?
You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy…why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction…why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph…why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill.
Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.
Quotes from Atlas Shrugged
Who is John Galt?
Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
There is no such thing as a lousy job – only lousy men who don’t care to do it.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Movie Trailer for Atlas Shrugged Part 1(2011)
About Ayn Rand
Alice O’Connor, born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum, was a Russian-American writer and philosopher best known for her philosophical system Objectivism and her novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, written under the pen name Ayn Rand. O’Connor died in 1982 at the age of 77.