Revolutionary Road

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 8, 2008 - Fiction - 204 pages
114 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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This was a beautiful story about a seemingly normal suburban couple who have a lot more going on than expected. Wow, all I can say is that I was NOT expecting that ending at all. 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
125
Section 13
205
Section 14
225
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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