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Peyton Place - Grace Metalious, Ardis Cameron
Peyton Place
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When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists. A landmark in twentieth-century American popular culture, Peyton Place spawned a successful feature film and a... show more
When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists. A landmark in twentieth-century American popular culture, Peyton Place spawned a successful feature film and a long-running television series-the first prime-time soap opera.Contemporary readers of Peyton Place will be captivated by its vivid characters, earthy prose, and shocking incidents. Through her riveting, uninhibited narrative, Metalious skillfully exposes the intricate social anatomy of a small community, examining the lives of its people -- their passions and vices, their ambitions and defeats, their passivity or violence, their secret hopes and kindnesses, their cohesiveness and rigidity, their struggles, and often their courage.This new paperback edition of Peyton Place features an insightful introduction by Ardis Cameron that thoroughly examines the novel's treatment of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and power, and considers the book's influential place in American and New England literary history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781555534004 (1555534007)
Publisher: Northeastern
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Peyton Place (#1)
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Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it
This is actually a decent read, less sensational and more literate than the typical "trash" novel. Grace Metalious tells a compelling story and offers some surprising insights into human nature and small town dynamics. I breezed through this book and the sequel, Return to Peyton Place, over a weeken...
xreactivity
xreactivity rated it
3.0 Peyton Place
This is actually a decent read, less sensational and more literate than the typical "trash" novel. Grace Metalious tells a compelling story and offers some surprising insights into human nature and small town dynamics. I breezed through this book and the sequel, Return to Peyton Place, over a weeken...
davidofterra
davidofterra rated it
An interesting look at small town life.
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it
4.0 Peyton Place B
Imagine any modern soap opera. Then heighten it and transport it to a small town in New England in the 1930s and you'll get Peyton Place, a book written by Grace Metalious in the 1950s, and caused such a scandal that it was banned.I was so suprised by this novel. When my Mum handed it over to me las...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 Peyton Place
Grace Metalious is theyoung housewife in blue jeans whocreated America's most controver-sial novel...PEYTON PLACE, the big best-seller about small town U.S.A.which has been damned and banned--and hailed as "one of themost extraordinary literary discov-eries of recent years."Now a great 20th-Century-...
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