Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (Penguin Modern Classics)

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This is the story of Tom and Betsy Rath, a young couple with three children, a nice home, a steady income. They have every reason to be happy, but for some reason they are not. Universally acclaimed when it was first published in 1955, the novel captured the mood of a generation. It was a sensational best-seller that was made into an award-winning film with Gregory Peck, it was translated into twenty-six languages, and its title has become a permanent part of our vocabulary. Today, it is more relevant than ever.

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"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 mind’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

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