Revolutionary Road (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 8, 2008 - Fiction - 355 pages
208 Reviews
In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.


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Yates' writing, so precise, clean and honest. - LibraryThing
But the premise is so darn miserable. - LibraryThing
And the overall character development was great. - LibraryThing
Couldn't fault the writing - very, very good. - LibraryThing
Yates's prose is fluid, intense and compelling. - LibraryThing
The prose was beautiful at times. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - csweder - LibraryThing

Having read the book after seeing the movie--I was a little surprised at how strong and potent it was, and the feelings that it arose. I felt more sympathy (pity?) for the characters even than I had ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaylaraeintheway - LibraryThing

This book was infuriating, in the best possible way. Richard Yates wrote characters who are so self-absorbed and realistic that I wanted to reach onto the pages and give them all a smack. It truly is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
35
Section 4
56
Section 5
72
Section 6
98
Section 7
110
Section 8
124
Section 13
205
Section 14
224
Section 15
247
Section 16
259
Section 17
277
Section 18
294
Section 19
304
Section 20
316

Section 9
144
Section 10
161
Section 11
177
Section 12
187
Section 21
328
Section 22
343
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About the author (2008)

Richard Yates was born in 1926. The author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Revolutionary Road, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Disturbing the Peace, and The Easter Parade, he was lauded during his lifetime as the foremost novelist of the post-war "age of anxiety". He died in 1992.


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