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By Ayn Rand

This is often the tale of a guy who acknowledged that he might cease the motor of the world—and did. used to be he a destroyer or the best of liberators? Why did he need to struggle his conflict, no longer opposed to his enemies, yet opposed to those that wanted him such a lot, and his toughest conflict opposed to the lady he enjoyed? what's the world’s motor—and the reason strength of each guy? you are going to recognize the reply to those questions if you become aware of the explanation at the back of the baffling occasions that play havoc with the lives of the characters during this story.

Tremendous in its scope, this novel provides an awesome landscape of human life—from the efficient genius who turns into a valueless playboy—to the good metal industrialist who doesn't comprehend that he's operating for his personal destruction—to the thinker who turns into a pirate—to the composer who provides up his profession at the evening of his triumph—to the girl who runs a transcontinental railroad—to the bottom music employee in her Terminal tunnels.

You has to be ready, in case you learn this novel, to examine each premise on the root of your convictions. this can be a secret tale, now not concerning the murder—and rebirth—of man’s spirit. it's a philosophical revolution, informed within the kind of an motion mystery of violent occasions, a ruthlessly extraordinary plot constitution and an impossible to resist suspense. Do you are saying this is often most unlikely? good, that's the first of your premises to check.

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Et ce fils aimant, dont les chastes lèvres s’entr'ouvrent à peine aux baisers de l’aurore de vie. – Mère, il m’étrangle... Père, secourez-moi... Je ne puis plus respirer... Votre bénédiction ! Un cri d’ironie immense s’est élevé dans les airs. Voyez comme les aigles, étourdis, tombent du haut des nuages, en roulant sur eux-mêmes, littéralement foudroyés par la colonne d’air. – Son cœur ne bat plus... Et celle-ci est morte, en même temps que le fruit de ses entrailles, fruit que je ne reconnais plus, tant il est défiguré...

Ternel créateur de l’univers, tu montres ta bonté inépuisable jusque dans les plus petites choses. – Tu n’aimes donc pas les ruisseaux limpides, où glissent des milliers de petits poissons, rouges, bleus et argentés ? Tu les prendras avec un filet si beau, qu’il les attirera de lui-même, jusqu’à ce qu’il soit rempli. De la surface, tu verras des cailloux luisants, plus polis que le marbre. – Mère, vois ces griffes ; je me méfie de lui ; mais ma conscience est calme, car je n’ai rien à me reprocher.

Rien... si ce ne sont les campagnes qui 33 dansent en tourbillons avec les arbres et avec les longues files d’oiseaux qui traversent les airs. Cela me trouble le sang et le cerveau... Qui donc, sur la tête, me donne des coups de barre de fer, comme un marteau frappant l’enclume ? Chant I, Strophe 9 Je me propose, sans être ému, de déclamer à grande voix la strophe sérieuse et froide que vous allez entendre. Vous, faites attention à ce qu’elle contient, et gardez-vous de l’impression pénible qu’elle ne manquera pas de laisser, comme une flétrissure, dans vos imaginations troublées.

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