Atlas Shrugged

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Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's last - and, at 1,368 pages, longest - novel, first published in the United States in 1957. It is widely considered her magnum opus A movie adaptation of the first portion of the book was released in 2011. Critically panned upon publication, it has been an enduring popular success in the United States, and especially among libertarian and conservative groups. At one point in the novel, John Galt - a character understood by most readers to be the voice of the author - delivers a speech in the novel that takes over sixty pages (three hours of plot time) which outlines Rand's own philosophy of Objectivism.