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Book Information: Peyton Place

Peyton Place (1956) [Novel]
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Series: Peyton Place
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Summary (From the publisher):

Peyton Place has been damned and banned—and hailed as "one of the most extraordinary literary discoveries of recent years."

In its hardcover edition, this bestseller about small-town USA compiled an extraordinary sales record. As a paperback, it has become the bestselling novel of modern times.

From the book, 20th Century Fox made its tremendously successful motion picture starring Hope Lange, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, and Lana Turner.

Now it has become the inspiration for the American Broadcasting Company's fantastically popular TV serial.

—1965 Pocket Books edition

Original title: Peyton Place
Original languages: English

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Peyton Place (1956)
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Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "A vivid, vigorous story of a small town and an expert examination of its people, their drives and vices, their ambitions and defeats, their passivity or violence, secret hopes and kindnesses, their cohesiveness and rigidity, their struggles, and oftentimes their courage." Boston Herald
  • "Sinclair Lewis would no doubt have hailed Grace Metalious as a sister-in-arms against the false fronts and bourgeois pretensions of allegedly respectable communities." Carlos Baker, New York Times Book Review
  • "Captures a real sense of the tempo, texture and tensions in the social anatomy of a small town." Time Magazine
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Peyton Place (March 1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Lebanon, NH

ISBN: 1555534007
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.56 x 1.17
Pages: 372

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