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Peyton Place - Grace Metalious
Peyton Place
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First published in 1956, PEYTON PLACE uncovers the passions, lies and cruelties that simmer beneath the surface of a postcard-perfect town. At the centre of the novel are three women, each with a secret to hide: Constance MacKenzie, the original desperate housewife; her daughter Allison, whose... show more
First published in 1956, PEYTON PLACE uncovers the passions, lies and cruelties that simmer beneath the surface of a postcard-perfect town. At the centre of the novel are three women, each with a secret to hide: Constance MacKenzie, the original desperate housewife; her daughter Allison, whose dreams are stifled by small-town small-mindedness; and Selena Cross, her gypsy-e
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Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 512
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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