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The Resource The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Label
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Title
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Statement of responsibility
Sloan Wilson
Title variation
Man in the grey flannel suit
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
After returning from World War II, Tom Rath enters the corporate world to face the pressures and demands of the rat race
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
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062853
Cataloging source
HCO
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1920-2003
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  • Wilson, Sloan
  • Franzen, Jonathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ae14ce13-0909-442a-bc9e-8860f3cdeb21
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780786729265
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ae14ce13-0909-442a-bc9e-8860f3cdeb21
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780786729265
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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