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Atlas Shrugged

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CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand’s masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man’s mind. She shows that without the ...

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Overview

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

CliffsNotes on Atlas Shrugged is your guide to author Ayn Rand’s masterpiece, an impassioned defense of the freedom of man’s mind. She shows that without the independent mind, our society would collapse into primitive savagery.

Delve into the post-World War II historical context of Atlas Shrugged and the modern implications of its conclusions. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of major players
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611068450
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Series: Cliffs Notes Series , #0
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He teaches Philosophy at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, and at the State University of New York at Purchase. Dr. Bernstein is a speaker for the Ayn Rand Institute and lectures on Ayn Rand's novels throughout the United States.

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Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Author.

Introduction to the Novel.

Critical Commentaries.

PART ONE: Chapter 1—The Theme.

PART ONE: Chapter 2—The Chain.

PART ONE: Chapter 3—The Top and the Bottom.

PART ONE: Chapter 4—The Immovable Movers.

PART ONE: Chapter 5—The Climax of the d'Anconias.

PART ONE: Chapter 6—The Non-Commercial.

PART ONE: Chapter 7—The Exploiters and the Exploited.

PART ONE: Chapter 8—The John Galt Line.

PART ONE: Chapter 9—The Sacred and the Profane.

PART ONE: Chapter 10—Wyatt's Torch.

PART TWO: Chapter 1—The Man Who Belonged on Earth.

PART TWO: Chapter 2—The Aristocracy of Pull.

PART TWO: Chapter 3—White Blackmail.

PART TWO: Chapter 4—The Sanction of the Victim.

PART TWO: Chapter 5—Account Overdrawn.

PART TWO: Chapter 6—Miracle Metal.

PART TWO: Chapter 7—The Moratorium on Brains.

PART TWO: Chapter 8—By our Love.

PART TWO: Chapter 9—The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt.

PART TWO: Chapter 10—The Sign of the Dollar.

PART THREE: Chapter 1—Atlantis.

PART THREE: Chapter 2—The Utopia of Greed.

PART THREE: Chapter 3—Anti-Greed.

PART THREE: Chapter 4—Anti-Life.

PART THREE: Chapter 5—Their Brothers' Keepers.

PART THREE: Chapter 6—The Concerto of Deliverance.

PART THREE: Chapter7—"This is John Galt Speaking".

PART THREE: Chapter 8—The Egoist.

PART THREE: Chapter 9—The Generator.

PART THREE: Chapter 10—In the Name of the Best Within Us.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

CliffsNotes Review.

CliffsNotes Resource Center.

Index.

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