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Revolutionary Road

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Hailed as a masterpiece from the moment of its first publication, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, young couple who are bored by the banalities of suburban life and long to be extraordinary. With heartbreaking compassion and clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April's decision to change their lives for the better leads to betrayal and tragedy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 109.22 x 172.72 x 40.64mm | 249.47g
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Film Tie-In
  • 0099518783
  • 9780099518785
  • 93,153

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"One of the greatest American novelists of the twentieth century" * Sunday Telegraph * "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely and brilliantly alive...a masterpiece" -- Tennesse Williams "The Great Gatsby of my time... One of the best books by a member of my generation" -- Kurt Vonnegut "Easily the best novel I've read this year" -- Nick Hornby "I hand out copies of Revolutionary Road to anyone who will take them...one of the most moving and exact portraits of suburbia in all of American literature" -- David Hare * Observer *
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About Richard Yates

Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953 and his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. He is the author of eight other works, including the novels A Good School, The Easter Parade, and Disturbing the Peace, and two collections of short stories, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love. He died in 1992.
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"Easily the best novel I've read this year"
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'Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely and brilliantly alive...a masterpiece' Tennessee Williams

Hailed as a masterpiece from its first publication, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, young couple who are bored by the banalities of suburban life and long to be extraordinary. With heartbreaking compassion and clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April's decision to change their lives for the better leads to betrayal and tragedy.


'The Great Gatsby of my time... One of the best books by a member of my generation' Kurt Vonnegut

'One of the best novels ever written about the death of the American Dream' Kate Atkinson, Daily Telegraph

'Easily the best novel I've read this year' Nick Hornby

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65,314 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (21,015)
4 37% (24,033)
3 22% (14,205)
2 7% (4,480)
1 2% (1,581)
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