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; ...Read MoreFirst 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 FAIRRead Less
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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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