Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. Published in 1957, it continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies per year. It has inspired millions of readers with its themes of independence and achievement. Its call for freedom has helped create a vibrant movement to promote economic and personal liberty. And it has finally been adapted as a film trilogy.
If you love the novel and want to reenter the world Ayn Rand created, to appreciate her literary craft, to relive the drama, to enjoy once again the company of the characters, or to study the ideas, this book is for you.
If you have seen the films and are reading the novel for the first time, this book is for you, too. It contains expert analysis of the themes and philosophy, the most complete list of characters, and exclusive material on the films.
"As a board member of the Atlas Society and the producer of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy, I am proud to endorse this guide. For nearly fifteen years, David Kelley gave me unflagging support and advice on one attempt after another to create a film adaptation. I was determined to make a film true to the philosophy and story of Ayn Rand’s great novel. With David’s profound knowledge of the work, his ability to communicate script problems to Hollywood writers and film-makers, andthe help of the rest of the TAS team, he was indispensable to that effort. For those who have enjoyed the films and the novel and want to learn more, this book is the single best educator."
—John Aglialoro, producer of the Atlas Shrugged film trilogy