"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
The beloved masterpiece, and a modern classic in a Deluxe Illustrated Edition of 1,200 personally signed by illustrator Jim Salvati.
Possibly the most beautiful edition of this title by any maker, produced in a thick & heavy, oversized signed artist edition.
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. 2015. Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Personally signed by the artist Jim Salvati. Deluxe signed artist limited edition. Limited to only 1,200 signed & numbered copies. With its premium leather binding, a hubbed spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking. 9" x 11". 960 pages. Sealed and mint without any flaws.
This rare edition of Rand's groundbreaking novel is a must-have for the advanced collector of fiction.
The work of fiction Rand considered to be her masterpiece in a magnificent illustrated edition. The powerful story of a nation hobbled by bureaucracy, red tape and regulations – and the leaders who fight back. The book features specially commissioned illustrations by artist Jim Salvati and is signed by the artist.
First published in 1957, Ayn Rand's landmark novel "Atlas Shrugged" was named by readers in the Modern Library as the greatest novel of the 20th century. The author's fourth and final novel, it was also her longest, and has made a significant impact on American culture.
About the author
Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, was published in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved spectacular and enduring success. Through her novels and nonfiction writings, which express her unique philosophy, Objectivism, Rand maintains a lasting influence on popular thought.
About the book
With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers. Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder--and rebirth--of man's spirit. Atlas Shrugged is the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club.
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* Gilded Page Edges
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* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About The Author
Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge and rejected faith and religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism and rejected altruism. In politics, she condemned the initiation of force as immoral and opposed collectivism and statism as well as anarchism, instead supporting laissez-faire capitalism, which she defined as the system based on recognizing individual rights, including property rights. In art, Rand promoted romantic realism. She was sharply critical of most philosophers and philosophical traditions known to her, except for Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and classical liberals.
Literary critics received Rand's fiction with mixed reviews and academia generally ignored or rejected her philosophy, though academic interest has increased in recent decades.The Objectivist movement attempts to spread her ideas, both to the public and in academic settings. She has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives.
To look at a Jim Salvati painting, is to experience a snapshot into the soul of his subjects. Each person portrayed in his work, which is thick and textured with oil paint, is telling a story about the life of the person, the emotion of that moment in time, their world surrounding them, and a warm sense of the human condition and its uniqueness. “We all have stories,” Salvati says, “and I like telling them.” Born in 1957 in the Southern California town of Upland, Salvati is the oldest of three children born to parents who passed their love of art on to the next generation. Jim’s mother would paint and his father liked to fill the house with different pieces by various artists.
“I had two uncles that were artists, one a fine artist and the other an architect, and I always admired their work. I remember seeing their art and photography and was amazed at the beauty of what they had created.”
Salvati grew up deeply immersed in the beach culture and had a soft spot for two activities, surfing and art. He decided to follow the path of many of his family members by studying architecture in college. This soon grew sour for him as he felt as though he was not on the right path.
“I learned that architecture was not as glamorous as I thought it would be. An instructor noticed my frustration and saw that I could draw. He recommended that I take some drawing classes.”
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- Easton Press (2015)
- Signed Limited Edition
- Full Genuine Leather
- Jim Salvati
- Ayn Rand
- Atlas Shrugged