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The title of the book is best explained by a conversation between Francisco and Hank Rearden. Below is a quotation within Atlas Shrugged from that discussion(Part 1, page 422). "Mr. Rearden," said Francisco, his voice solemnly calm, "if you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier he world bore down on his shoulders - what would you tell him to do?" "I... don't know. What... could he do? What would you tell him?" "To shrug." There are individuals within the novel who are the great minds and producers of the world. The efforts of these individuals maintain society. In essence, those individuals are the atlas of the society. The question posed within the book is what would happen if these people were to shrug?

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What is 'Atlas Shrugged'?

The title of a beautiful novel by Ann Rynd

Who wrote Atlas Shrugged?

The author of the book Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand.

When was Atlas Shrugged created?

Atlas Shrugged was created on 1957-10-10.

What is the publication date for atlas shrugged?

The original publication date of Atlas Shrugged was October 10, 1957.

What is the name of the first part of atlas shrugged?

Part 1 of Atlas Shrugged is titled "Non-Contradiction."

What is the release date of Atlas Shrugged Part 2?

Atlas Shrugged: Part II was released on October 12, 2012.

Who is Willy Loman in Atlas Shrugged?

Willy Loman is no part of "Atlas Shrugged". He is the main character in "Death of a Salesman", by Arthur Miller.

When was Atlas Shrugged written?

Ayn Rand spent 11 years writing Atlas Shrugged, from 1946 till 1957, when it was finally published.

Is there a 50th Anniversary Edition of 'Atlas Shrugged'?

Yes, there is. Atlas Shrugged - 50th Anniversary Edition is available through many book sellers.

Who is the author of Atlas Shrugged?

Ayn Rand

Atlas shrugged author?

Ayn Rand

Who is the heroine in atlas shrugged?

Dagny Taggart.

Who wrote 'Anthem' and 'Atlas Shrugged'?

Atlas Shrugged was written by Ayn Rand.

Who is lilian in atlas shrugged?

Hank Rearden's wife.

Hero of the book atlas shrugged?

John Galt.

Who is reading Atlas Shrugged?

The La Dee Da book club of Atlanta GA is currently reading Atlas Shrugged. They plan to analyze and discuss this book on August 28th, 2009.

Atlas Shrugged was published by whom?

Random House, in 1957.

What is Lillian Rearden's physical flaw in Atlas Shrugged?

Her eyes

Is Anthem a prequel to Atlas Shrugged?

I think that Atlas Shrugged is a prequel to Anthem. think about it - Atlas Shrugged is about the fall of capitalism in America, and all the while, "John Gault" goes around proclaiming a society in which everyone is equal and valued. Anthem is about a man who liberates himself from a collectivist society, which could be the John Gault society of the future...

What is atlas shrugged by ayn rand about?

Atlas Shrugged is about society. the novel promotes a capitalist economy in which there is total equality. Meaning the government is uninvolved and earnings are based upon effort, talent, and productivity. It dispels the idea of selfishness meaning serving oneself and promotes that the "perfect" human is one who serves themselves the best they can. This is the basis of Objectivism Ayn Rand's philosophy.

Who is atlas shrugged poster artist?

Movie posters: Scott DeSapio

Who is the main character in Ayn Rand atlas shrugged?

Dagny Taggert

Books by Ayn Rand's?

anthem, the fountainhead, atlas shrugged, and we the living

When will they make Atlas Shrugged into a movie?

In 2011. Check for updates

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