Atlas Shrugged read a book - Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged ~ Ayn Rand

Publication date 1957

Language English

Atlas Shrugged is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. Rand's fourth and last 
novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her 
magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes 
elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains 
Rand's most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her works of 

The book depicts a dystopian United States, wherein many
of society's most prominent and successful industrialists abandon their
fortunes and even the nation, in response to aggressive new 
regulations, whereupon most vital industries collapse. The title is a 
reference to Atlas, a Titan described in the novel as "the giant who 
holds the world on his shoulders". The significance of this reference 
appears in a conversation between the characters Francisco d'Anconia and
Hank Rearden, in which d'Anconia asks Rearden what advice he would give
Atlas upon seeing that "the greater [the titan's] effort, the heavier 
the world bore down on his shoulders". With Rearden unable to answer, 
d'Anconia gives his own response: "To shrug".

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