The Franchiser by Stanley Elkin

The comic story of a man’s obsessive quest to build a fast food empire across America For the better part of the 1970s, entrepreneur Ben Flesh could expand his business kingdom with the snap of his fingers. His fast food restaurants and electronics stores were all a part of his rapidly growing domain, remaking America one enterprise at a time. But when a series of personal and professional catastrophes strike unexpectedly, Ben finds himself on the verge of losing it all. Hailed as one of Stanley Elkin’s greatest works, The Franchiser is a biting satire of American consumerism and the story of one man’s all-consuming determination to create his lasting legacy, one business at a time. This ebook features rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate and from the Stanley Elkin archives at Washington University in St. Louis.

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The 2424th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 68th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Franchiser (American Literature (Dalkey Archive)) Paperback 1979111 $4.86 $2.78 2001
The Franchiser Hardcover 4616471 $10.14
The Franchiser Mass Market Paperback 8068873 $8.55
The Franchiser Audible Audio Edition 107086 $21.83 2013
The Franchiser Kindle Edition 527537 2010
The Franchiser (Nonpareil Book) Paperback 1588722 $5.95 $3.75 1980