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Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged

Atlas Shrugged
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Atlas Shrugged Hardcover - 1957

by Rand, Ayn

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New York: Random House, 1957 First edition, stated first printing in original unrestored dust jacket. Bottom spine cloth overlay slightly crimped, light toning along gutter of endpapers, back pages slightly moister rippled, else book in fine condition; dust jacket with slight toning to spine and folds, moderate wear to extremities, and a closed tear to bottom front spine fold and bottom front flap fold, else fine.
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  • Title Atlas Shrugged
  • Author Rand, Ayn
  • Illustrator Phyllis Cerf (Author's Photo); George Salter
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition 1st Edition
  • Condition Used - Fine
  • Publisher Random House, New York
  • Date 1957
  • Bookseller's Inventory # 022788

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About this book

Ayn Rand in her most controversial book yet, depicts a dystopian United State. A world of private businesses that are increasingly penalized and weighted through laws and regulations, stepping over the people who carry out that labor. 

As a mysterious figure, John Gault appears on the scene; the country’s top banker, an oil producer, a professor, a composer, and a distinguished judge disappear without a trace, abandoning their professions and loved ones. In turn a revolution begins, creating a new society based on the ‘philosophy of selfishness’ in efforts to be dismissed from the exploitation of those with authority and power. 

Atlas Shrugged “is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder — and rebirth — of man’s spirit.” -Ayn Rand

First Edition Identification

Random House published a First Edition, First Printing hardcover in 1957, New York. This edition was published with a blue cloth-board slipcase and blue tinted page-edges. The book is characterized by its blue cloth bound boards and gilt lettering.