Atlas Shrugged: simply the finest combination of serious ideas and artistic mojo.
This outline will aid those who wish to understand the speech, whether as a statement of Rand's philosophical ideas or as a literary element in her novel.
This selective listing includes the novel's more noteworthy characters.
Scholars, students, and fans of Ayn Rand’s masterwork, Atlas Shrugged, often find it difficult to grasp the complex details of its plot, and to find temporal reference points for key events and relationships among its many characters. For their benefit, then, award-winning author Robert James Bidinotto prepared this timeline of the key events that are depicted, or alluded to, in the novel. It’s meant to serve as a reference for readers who wish to understand or recall the story line, and it may also help them appreciate the remarkable logical integration of the novel’s plot structure.