Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Set in a small New England town, the novel explores the lives and scandalous interactions of its residents. The story delves into themes of hypocrisy, social inequities, and moral bankruptcy, all hidden behind the fa├žade of respectability. It follows the lives of three women in particular, each of whom grapples with issues like illicit love affairs, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. The book, with its explicit descriptions and controversial themes, became a sensation upon its release.

The 1271st greatest book of all time


Published
1956
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
145,000
Original Language
English

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