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Peyton Place

Peyton Place

Paperback Virago Modern Classics Language: Spanish

By (author) Grace Metalious, Introduction by India Knight

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  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Language: Spanish
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 197mm x 30mm | 330g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844086216
  • ISBN 13: 9781844086214
  • Sales rank: 321,415

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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

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Grace Metalious was born in a French-Canadian ghetto in New Hampshire in 1924. She wrote three other novels and died of cirrhosis of the liver at age 39.

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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 The bestselling American novel for close to twenty years ... A witheringly accurate portrayal of the hypocrisies, power games, emotional impulses and cruel repressions of a small town INDEPENDENT A small-town peep show NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW