The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit [Paperback] Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Franzen

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit [Paperback] Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Franzen

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit [ Paperback] Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Franzen Product Overview From Publishers Weekly Though it's cited in nearly every book and article about the culture of the 1950s, few readers under 65 know Sloan Wilson's The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit firsthand. The 1955 bestseller is being reissued with a new introduction by Jonathan Franzen-and, indeed, the story of disappointed Westport, Conn., strivers Tom and Betsy Rath anticipates the novels of suburban anomie by Franzen and his contemporaries. Dreaming of a bigger house for his wife and three kids, WWII veteran Tom leaves his job with an arts foundation to be a well-paid public relations executive at the United Broadcasting Corporation. But corporate ladder climbing and consumer rewards leave him miserable. Though his sentimental conclusion now seems dated, Wilson's portrait of the martini-soaked malcontents is sharp, memorable and still resonant today. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From the Inside Flap " One of the most influential American novels of the 1950s." -- David Halberstam " A consequential novel . . . by a mature writer who knows unwaveringly what he is about." -- Saturday Review " A thoughtful, searching novel." -- New York Herald Tribune " Masterful." -- Detroit News " Excellent . . . sure, bright, and alive." -- Chicago Tribune " Delightful . . . beautifully plotted." -- Boston Herald "[ An] excellent novel." -- Kansas City Star " Exact in its account of the pressures, problems and tribal customs of the men in gray flannel suits. . . . Wilson is an observer, a sympathetic one. . . . He has written an entertaining social comedy." -- New York Times " Wilson has something to say." -- Time " Interesting and enjoyable . . . [ Wilson] has important things to say about security, expediency, responsibility, and integrity." -- Pittsburgh Press " Memorable . . . Wilson shows a rare insight into human nature." -- Charlotte Observer " Wilson is an expert. . . . His dialogue could have been piped from any of thousands of offices or living rooms. . . . He has done more than take a trip to Brooks Brothers to find out what makes a gray flannel suit. He knows much of what makes the men who wear them." -- Christian Science Monitor " In his calm way, Wilson brings to the mindÂ’s eye a man we all know, and most of us rather like." -- San Francisco Chronicle " A perceptive story of . . . the generation who came of age in World War II." -- Miami Herald " Brilliant . . . Wilson has captured the feeling of outright war and the ensuing 'peace' with admirable perception and veracity." -- Vancouver Sun Read more See all Editorial Reviews Details Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Da Capo Press; 4th edition ( October 23, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 7 ISBN-13: 67 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces Quality Products Have peace of mind knowing that your order will arrive original factory sealed packaging. That means that you'll have the full force of the manufacturer's warranty to protect your purchase. Fast and Free Shipping You're already purchasing the item. Why pay additional for shipping, especially slow shipping? We get your order shipped out and delivered to your doorstep as quickly as possible. Commitment We are committed to making sure that you leave this transaction satisfied. That means having access to real people that get your questions and concerns answered quickly. Give us a shot and we will make sure that you will look to us again! Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter

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