New York: Random House, 1957. First edition. A lovely Near Fine copy in like dust jacket. Book with topstain rubbed and with a previous owner's blindstamp on the half-title. Near Fine dust jacket with bright, fresh colors and just a few slight scuffs on the spine.
Rand's magnum opus, where she develops her objectivist theory and explores the question, "what if society's genius goes on strike?" Rand considered the book "not about the murder of man's body, but about the murder and rebirth of man's spirit.” Atlas Shrugged has remained one of the most popular and influential books written in the twentieth century; one survey in 1991 found it second only to the Bible in having the greatest impact upon its readers. The book also placed first on Modern Library Reader’s Poll of the Top 100 novels of the 20th century."The reader will stay with this strange world, borne along by its story and eloquent flow of ideas” (Contemporary Newsweek Review) . Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #4936)