The book that made Ayn Rand one of the most popular novelists of modern times, but also one of its most influential and controversial
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 stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder – and rebirth – of man’s spirit.
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Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, was published in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved spectacular and enduring success. Through her novels and nonfiction writings, which express her unique philosophy, Objectivism, Rand maintains a lasting influence on popular thought.