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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, 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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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.

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"The writing is vigorous, unvarnished, tartly observant; its overhanging disquietude isn't dated - if anything, it's deepened." - Los Angeles Times Book Review

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