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Peyton Place

Author: Grace Metalious; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Messner, [1956]
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of a repressive New England town known for its high standards of public morality, and the steamy sexual activities that take place behind its bedroom doors. While the town's rigid mores lead to hypocrisy and repression, the earthy characters have an unbelievably high level of sexual functioning. In this environment, Allison McKenzie, a dreamy girl coming to womanhood, must make her way without a father,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Melodramatic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metalious, Grace.
Peyton Place.
New York, Messner [1956]
(OCoLC)609446380
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Metalious; Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 289487
Description: 372 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Grace Metalious.

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The story of a repressive New England town known for its high standards of public morality, and the steamy sexual activities that take place behind its bedroom doors. While the town's rigid mores lead to hypocrisy and repression, the earthy characters have an unbelievably high level of sexual functioning. In this environment, Allison McKenzie, a dreamy girl coming to womanhood, must make her way without a father, living with her frigid mother Constance McKenzie.

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Peyton Place Not Worth A Return Visit

by greatpenformances (WorldCat user published 2007-08-23) Good Permalink
I'd always assumed Peyton Place was a salacious novel. It's not. Sex figures in the plot, but the novel's not about gratuitous sex.The story is set just before World War II in a small New England town with all the usual small-town characteristics, notably gossip, grudges, and inbreeding.There is the...
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