The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
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
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 139.7 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
- 23 Oct 2002
- Avalon Publishing Group
- Nation Books
- New York, United States
- 4th ed.
"The writing is vigorous, unvarnished, tartly observant; its overhanging disquietude isn't dated - if anything, it's deepened." - Los Angeles Times Book Review
About Sloan Wilson
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.