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; ...
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-eyed friend from the wrong side of the tracks. '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
Fair. B000XV4Y6M A readable copy. Meets the acceptable condition guidelines-May have one or more of the following: library markings, considerable writing or highlighting, answer fields may be completed, spine creasing, heavy wear, missing dust jacket and/or slight crinkle. All pages are intact and the text is not obscured. Five star seller-Ships Quickly-Buy with confidence!
Fair. A readable copy only. All pages and the cover are intact, may not include dust jacket. Pages may include considerable notes in pen or have highlighting. Possible ex library copy. May not contain accessories.
First, I would like to say that I would order from this seller again and would definitely recommend him or her to friends.
The book came in a timely fashion and has been everything that I hoped for in the way of a storyline. The story itself is one that I have been recommending to friends, especially to Peyton Place lovers. I could not put it down, but I did finish it. Grace Metalious came up with an excellent storyline when she write this book, which definitely scores 100% as well as several gold stars.
Sep 7, 2011
Was shocking for it's time
Having grown up in Peyton Place, it was fun to read the book, and it was very shocking for it's time, there are still people in town who think that way. By today's standards it is pretty tame, but it was a good coming of age story for the younger characters who grew up through the book.
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