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Tells the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple whose empty suburban life is held together by the dream that ...Show synopsisTells the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple whose empty suburban life is held together by the dream that greatness is only just round the corner. This title shows how Frank and April mortgage their hopes and ideals, betraying in the end not only each other, but their own best selves.Hide synopsis
This is the best book I've read in a long time. Even though it was first published in the '60s, Richard Yates explores the still-relevant concepts of gender roles, individualism vs. married life, and doing what's expected of you as a man or as a woman. He writes about trying to be happy while maintaining ...
I loved this book! Then I rented the DVD and loved the movie. Kudos for a great story of post-war, mid fifties Americana. I grew up during that era and knew many families like the characters in this book. Richard Yates did a fantastic job of bringing them "to life" on every page and I'm looking ...
I read the first chapter...boring. I set it aside for a week and tried again...made it through one more chapter.
I didn't like the characters, found the setting contrived, and have too many good books to read without wasting my time reading this.
I tried to give it away but found no takers so I ...
Upon the first lines of Revolutionary Road written by Richard Yates, I was taken aback by his moments of rich literary language and passionate discourse of the American condition. Much like F. Scott Fitzgerald's lyrical imagery, Yates tells a story of lovers caught in the anquish of the American Dream ...
Didn't appreciate or understand the author's premise of soulless, boring, stifling life in the suburbs. Maybe it was unrealistic expectations or unpursued goals but these were two really unhappy people that made each other miserable. I know that life is what you make it; don't make choices contrary ...
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