Peyton Place by Grace Metalious audiobook

Peyton Place

By Grace Metalious
Read by Tim O’Connor

Random House Audio
16.75 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415911570

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.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A small-town peep show.” New York Times Book Review
“The late Sinclair Lewis would no doubt have hailed Grace Metalious as a sister-in-arms against the false fronts and bourgeois pretentions of allegedly respectable communities, and certified her a public accountant of what goes on in the basements, bedrooms, and back porches of a ‘typical American town.’” New York Times
“Put attractive, nubile young people in close quarters, and every sort of titillating perversity can ensue, whatever the decade.” Entertainment Weekly
Peyton Place shocked America with its tale of secrets, sex, and hypocrisy in a small New Hampshire town…Saucy, compelling, and surprisingly literary…A crafty, page-turning brew of illicit sex, secret lives, public drunkenness, abortion, incest, and murder…A scandalous phenomenon.” Vanity Fair
“A rip-roaring good yarn. If the term ‘page turner’ has any complimentary meaning, it applies here…[Grace] Metalious has lasted as a force in American life.” Washington Times
“The best-selling American novel for close to twenty years…A witheringly accurate portrayal of the hypocrisies, power games, emotional impulses, and cruel repressions of a small town.” Independent (London)

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Author Bio: Grace Metalious

Author Bio: Grace Metalious

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 16.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English