Titel: Rail transport in fiction
Murder on the Orient Express, A Stop at Willoughby, The Railway Children, Atlas Shrugged, Thomas and Friends, Starlight Express, The Railway Series, Galaxy Express 999, The Flockton Flyer, New York City Subway in popular culture.
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12. Juni 2011 - kartoniert - 76 Seiten
Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 76. Chapters: Murder on the Orient Express, A Stop at Willoughby, The Railway Children, Atlas Shrugged, Thomas and Friends, Starlight Express, The Railway Series, Galaxy Express 999, The Flockton Flyer, New York City Subway in popular culture, Petticoat Junction, Shining Time Station, 20th Century Limited, The Mystery of the Blue Train, Ivor the Engine, The Little Engine That Could, Come Along and Ride this Train, Marge vs. the Monorail, Oh, Doctor Beeching!, Road to Rhode Island, The Signal-Man, The Polar Express, List of London Underground-related fiction, Stamboul Train, A Pain in the Pullman, Closely Watched Trains, List of fictional railway stations, Hold That Lion!, Movie Maniacs, Cuckoo on a Choo Choo, Woman Haters, Toonerville Folks, Grips, Grunts and Groans, The Ghost Train, Sammy the Shunter, Breakheart Pass, Confederate Railroad, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, All Aboard the Blue Train, Sly Fox and Birdie, Booty and the Beast, Trains in art, The Wrecker, Frank H. Spearman, The Roar of the Rails, God's Wonderful Railway, The Caboose Who Got Loose, Tales of the Red Caboose, Freight Train, The Little Red Caboose. Excerpt: Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957 in the United States. Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. The book explores a dystopian United States where leading innovators, ranging from industrialists to artists, refuse to be exploited by society. The protagonist, Dagny Taggart, sees society collapse around her as the government increasingly asserts control over all industry (including Taggart Transcontinental, the once mighty transcontinental railroad for which she serves as the Vice President of Operations), while society's most productive citizens, led by the mysterious John Galt, progressively disappear. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by withdrawing the "minds" that drive society's growth and productivity. In their efforts, these people "of the mind" hope to demonstrate that a world in which the individual is not free to create is doomed, that civilization cannot exist where people are slaves to society and government, and that the destruction of the profit motive leads to the collapse of society. The novel's title is a reference to Atlas, a Titan of Greek mythology, who in the novel is described as "the giant who holds the weight of the world on his shoulders". The significance of this reference is seen in a conversation between the characters of Francisco d'Anconia and Hank Rearden in which d'Anconia asks of Rearden what sort of advice he would give to Atlas upon seeing that "the greater effort the heavier the world bore down on his shoulders". With Rearden unable to answer, Francisco gives his own response: "To shrug". Atlas Shrugged includes elements of mystery and science fiction, and it contains Rand's most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her works of fiction via a lengthy monologue delivered by the strike's leader, John Galt. The theme of Atlas Shrugged, as Rand described it, is "the role of ma