This annotated text both summarizes and analyzes Ayn Rand's epic novel, Atlas Shrugged. In addition, the Appendix singles out the significance of certain Characters, Companies, Concepts, Places, Technologies, and other things in the novel.

Cover of the first edition of Atlas Shrugged.

Analyses and summaries

Atlas Shrugged is divided into three parts, with ten chapters in each part. Chapters are divided into any number of sections.

Part 1 - Non-Contradiction

  1. The Theme
  2. The Chain
  3. The Top and the Bottom
  4. The Immovable Movers
  5. The Climax of the D'Anconias
  6. The Non-Commercial
  7. The Exploiters and the Exploited
  8. The John Galt Line
  9. The Sacred and the Profane
  10. Wyatt's Torch

Part 2 - Either-Or

  1. The Man who Belonged on Earth
  2. The Aristocracy of Pull
  3. White Blackmail
  4. The Sanction of the Victim
  5. Account Overdrawn
  6. Miracle Metal
  7. The Moratorium on Brains
  8. By Our Love
  9. The Face without Pain or Fear or Guilt
  10. The Sign of the Dollar

Part 3 - A Is A

  1. Atlantis
  2. The Utopia of Greed
  3. Anti-Greed
  4. Anti-Life
  5. Their Brothers' Keepers
  6. The Concerto of Deliverance
  7. "This is John Galt Speaking"
  8. The Egoist
  9. The Generator
  10. In the Name of the Best within Us

All quotes are taken from Ayn Rand. Atlas Shrugged (New York: Penguin 1992.).

The author of this book is Ayn Rand. Other works by Ayn Rand include The Fountainhead, Anthem and We the Living.