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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Review: Peyton PlaceUser Review - Snapekat - Goodreads
I had always wondered about this shocking novel. I can see how all the fuss was created 50-60 years ago. But the sordid story reads like an old time soap opera now. Though this story set the pace for ... Read full review
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Read Peyton Place years ago, interesting how small town scandals and gossip are on one hand the same, yet this seems so much more innocent. Dating a married man, child out of wedlock, abortion, sex ... Read full review
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Long before we lived in Twin Peaks and Melrose Place, we lived in Peyton Place, that notorious 1956 creation of novelist Grace Metalious.
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Grace Metalious’ novel “Peyton Place” was published in 1956 at a time when Leave it to Beaver ruled and was considered the norm of family morals and values. ...
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After the phenomenal success of her first novel, the blockbuster hit Peyton Place (1956), Metalious hastily penned a sequel centering on the life and loves ...
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Grace Metalious found infamy after publishing Peyton Place. Some libraries proudly posted signage that Peyton Place couldn't be found on their shelves.
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Peyton Place (novel) Cover of the Modern Classics edition of the novel and its sequel Peyton Place is a 1956 novel by Grace Metalious.
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Peyton Place by Grace Metalious In 1956, a woman from middle class Manchester ... At 32 years old, Grace Metalious wrote the blockbuster novel Peyton Place. ...
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