Gentleman's Agreement

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Arbor House, 1983 - Fiction - 275 pages
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The plot of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT concerns the experiences of a young Gentile writer who poses as a Jew in order to secure material on anti-Semitism for a series of magazine articles. A thesis novel concerning the social and economic aspects of anti-Semitism in American life. Timely when issued in 1947 - timely today. Number 1 position on the New York Times Best Seller List for five straight months in 1947. Film version chosen as Best Picture of the Year by the New York Film Critics Circle. If a masterful work of art is one which probes deep into the consciousness of the beholder to create a lasting impression and to forge and refine the higher human impulses, then GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT deserves such a description. It is a rare combination of absorbing story and statement of a current problem. - The Indianapolis Star

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

On Apr 25, 1947, I said:"Tonight started Gentlemen's Agreement, a story of a man who pretends to be a Jew in order to write on anti-Semitism. Poor start, and other things are not so good, but this ... Read full review

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User Review  - epkwrsmith - LibraryThing

Summary Well known journalist Phil Green moves to New York City with his young son Tom and elderly mother. For his first assignment, he's asked by his editor to begin an in depth series of articles on ... Read full review


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About the author (1983)

Laura Z. Hobson (1900-1986) was an American novelist and short story writer. The daughter of Jewish immigrants, she is best known for her novels "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), which deals with anti-Semitism in postwar America, and "Consenting Adult" (1975), about a mother coming to terms with her son's homosexuality, which was based upon her own experiences with her own son. Hobson died in New York City in 1986.

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