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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit - Sloan Wilson, Jonathan Franzen
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
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Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary. Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home,... show more
Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title — like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 — has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary. Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career that won't crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities — and take responsibility for his past — he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself. This is Sloan Wilson's searing indictment of a society that had just begun to lose touch with its citizens. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a classic of American literature and the basis of the award-winning film starring Gregory Peck. "A consequential novel." — Saturday Review
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781568582467 (1568582463)
ASIN: 1568582463
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
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3.0 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson
bookshelves: published-1954, north-americas, film-only, winter-20142015, connecticut, filthy-lucre, families, first-world-angst, oneupmanship, corporate-ladder, lit-richer Read from January 10 to 18, 2015 Description: Here is the story of Tom and Betsy Rath, a young couple with everthing going ...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
2.0
I didn't care for this one. It addresses middle-class dissatisfactions similar to those explored in Revolutionary Road, but Sloan Wilson's treatment is dry and pedestrian. Perhaps it just takes a tortured soul like Dick Yates to approach these issues in a dramatically memorable way. Skip this one an...
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