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    DescriptionUniversally 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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    Title
    The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sloan Wilson, Introduction by Jonathan Franzen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568582467
    ISBN 10: 1568582463
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
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    LC classification: PS3573.I47
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.1.0.0
    LC classification: PS3573.I475 M3 2002
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    4
    Edition statement
    4th ed.
    Publisher
    Avalon Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Nation Books
    Publication date
    23 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Sloan Wilson, born in Connecticut in 1920, is a graduate of Harvard, a veteran of World War II, and has worked as a reporter for Time-Life and as a college professor. He is the author of fifteen books, including A Summer Place and Ice Brothers. Jonathan Franzen, the literary sensation of 2002, is the author of the National Book Award-winner The Corrections, among several others.
    Review quote
    "The writing is vigorous, unvarnished, tartly observant; its overhanging disquietude isn't dated - if anything, it's deepened." - Los Angeles Times Book Review