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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementTom Wolfe
The Physical Object
Pagination787 p.
Number of Pages787
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24968207M
ISBN 100553580930
ISBN 109780553580938

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The "man in full" of the title (the phrase comes from an old song) is Charlie Croker, a good-ole-boy real-estate developer in Atlanta whose sprawling South Georgia plantation, massive mansion in the best part of town, half-empty skyscraper tower named after himself, horde of servants, fleet of jets and free-spending trophy second wife have left him terribly vulnerable to /5(). A Man in Full: A Novel Tom Wolfe Snippet view - Tom Wolfe is the author of a dozen books, among them such contemporary classics as The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Right Stuff, and The Bonfire of the Vanities. A native of Richmond, Virginia, he earned his B.A. at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in American studies at Yale.3/5(24). A Man in Full Summary A Man in Full Summary Wolfe's view of American life at the end of the century is that it is materialistic and obsessed with the status that material wealth conveys. Much of the absurdity—the sad and hilarious ways in which Americans think, speak, and act—is tied to this theme. hile Tom Wolfe's first novel, "Bonfire of the Vanities" (), gave us a satiric portrait of New York in the giddy go-go years of the s -- those heady .

A Man in Full is another massive Wolfe effort, pages in length, which reveals his indebtedness to the nineteenth century French naturalists and Victorian realists. There are .   The Novel The publication in of A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe's mammoth novel about the making of modern Atlanta, became the biggest single event in the city's cultural life since the world premiere in of Gone With the Wind at Loew's Grand Theater. A Man in Full. by Tom Wolfe. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp., $ Tom Wolfe; drawing by David Levine. Let me take the unseemly step of commencing a review of another author’s work by offering several paragraphs from my own book Cannibals and Christians, published in A man in full by Tom Wolfe; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Acquaintance rape, African American lawyers, African Americans, Africna American lawyers.

A MAN IN FULL Robert B. Ahdieh ∗ More than a decade ago, when I shared with friends and colleagues that I was leaving Washington for a faculty position at Emory, many advised me to read Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full—for its insights into the character of my newly adopted home. And I dutifully did so. Looking back, though, I ended up. A MAN IN FULL is a big book big in every way. It weighs in at a hefty pages and had a first printing of million copies. It's a comic novel with a very serious core or, perhaps, one could call it a serious novel laced with comic situations. When the curtain rises, the set is in darkness but for a single spot upon the COMMON MAN, who sits on a big property basket. COMMON MAN (Rises) It is perverse! To start a play made up of Kings and Cardinals in speaking costumes and intellectuals with. embroidered mouths, with me. If a King or a Cardinal had done the prologue he'd have had the. It was the old man at the other end of the table, the Croker Global Corporation's end. To Peepgass, who was a mere forty-six, any man sixty years old was an old man, even a man as .