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Peyton Place

Author: Grace Metalious
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [1956]
Series: Best seller library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Book club edView 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
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Metalious
ISBN: 1555534007 9781555534004
OCLC Number: 8470475
Description: 378 pages ; 22 cm
Series Title: Best seller library.
Responsibility: Grace Metalious.

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A new edition of the debut novel about a New England town originally published in 1956, accompanied by an introduction which considers the writer's treatment of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and  Read more...

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"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 Washington Times" Read more...

 
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