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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Wilson, Sloan, 1920-2003 (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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, 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

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


Blackwell North Amer
Here is the story of Tom and Betsy Rath, a young couple with everthing going for them: three healthy children, a nice home, a steady income. They have every reason to be happy, but for some reason they are not. Like so many young men of the day, Tom finds himself caught up in the corporate rat race - what he encounters there propels him on a voyage of self-discovery that will turn his world inside out. At once a searing indictment of coporate culture, a story of a young man confronting his past and future with honesty, and a testament to the enduring power of family, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a deeply rewarding novel about the importance of taking responsibility for one's own life.

Authors: Wilson, Sloan, 1920-2003
Statement of Responsibility: Sloan Wilson ; introduction by Jonathan Franzen
Title: The man in the gray flannel suit
Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002, c1983
Characteristics: 276 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Veterans Fiction
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2002069297
ISBN: 1568582463
Branch Call Number: FIC W
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