Peyton Place

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Peyton Place by Grace METALIOUS Summary

Chronique au vitriol d'une petite ville américaine. Etats-Unis, années 40. Peyton Place est une petite ville de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, aux apparences tranquilles. Le paysage est en réalité moins glorieux : derrière les façades proprettes des demeures victoriennes ou celles plus vétustes des maisons des faubourgs, de nombreux drames se jouent. Dans les beaux quartiers, la jeune Allison ignore tout du secret qui entoure sa naissance et du passé immoral de sa mère, la belle et froide Constance McKenzie. Tout ce qui lui importe pour le moment est l'amitié de la jolie Selena Cross, issue des taudis de la ville et qui subit les violences d'un beau-père alcoolique...

Retour à Peyton Place

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Retour à Peyton Place by Grace METALIOUS Summary

La rançon du succès Années 1950. Nouvelle-Angleterre. Après des débuts mouvementés, Allison MacKenzie connaît la gloire : son premier roman, Le Château de Samuel, est un immense best-seller. Mais le succès, si exaltant soit-il, peut avoir un goût amer quand l'adulation de la presse se mue en harcèlement quotidien. Seul l'amour clandestin qu'elle vit à New York avec Lewis, son éditeur, lui paraît sincère. Afin de se préserver, Allison se réfugie à Peyton Place, où vit toujours sa mère, Constance. C'est cependant à la haine de toute la ville qu'elle va se heurter une fois encore. Une haine féroce attisée par la jalousie... Avec Retour à Peyton Place, Grace Metalious signe un roman particulièrement sensible et touchant puisque, derrière le personnage d'Allison, le lecteur reconnaîtra l'auteure et les tourments auxquels elle a été confrontée après la parution de Peyton Place, son roman culte vendu à plus de dix millions d'exemplaires dans le monde. " On adore ces mad women qui rêvent de fuite et de plaisirs, autres que ménagers. Narratrice hors pair, romancière réaliste et rebelle [que] Grace Metalious... " Olivia de Lamberterie – Elle

Peyton Place and Return to Peyton Place

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Peyton Place and Return to Peyton Place by Grace Metalious Summary

Two best-selling and controversial novels--Peyton Place and Return to Peyton Place--appear in an omnibus edition that captures the sins and scandals, passions and jealousies, of a small New England town.

Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious

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Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious by Emily Toth Summary

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Looking for Peyton Place

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Looking for Peyton Place by Barbara Delinsky Summary

For Annie Barnes, going home to Middle River means dealing with truths long hidden, some of which she buried there herself. But it is a journey she knows she must take if she is to put to rest, once and for all, her misgivings about her mother's recent death. To an outsider, Middle River is a picture-perfect New Hampshire town. But Annie grew up there, and she knows all its secrets -- as did her idol Grace Metalious, author of the infamous novel Peyton Place, which laid a small town's sexual secrets bare for all the world to see. Though Grace actually lived in a nearby town, the residents of Middle River have always believed she used them as the model for her revolutionary novel, and some even insist Annie's grandmother was the model for one of Grace's most scandalous characters. With these rumors and whispers about Peyton Place haunting her childhood, Annie came to identify so closely with the author that it was Grace and her bold rebellion against 1950s conformity that inspired Annie to get out of Middle River and make a life for herself in Washington, D.C. It's been a good life, too. Annie Barnes is now a bestselling author, reaching that level with only her third novel. Success has given her a confidence she never had as a young girl in Middle River -- and it has given the residents of that town something new to worry about. When they hear Annie is returning for a lengthy visit, everyone, including Annie's two sisters, believes she's coming home to write about them. Though amused by the discomfort she causes in Middle River, Annie has no intention of writing a novel about the town or its people. It is her mother's death -- under circumstances that don't quite add up -- that has brought her back, and soon her probing questions start to make people nervous. When she discovers evidence of dangerous pollutants emanating from the local paper mill -- poisons that she comes to believe contributed to her mother's fatal illness -- Annie finds herself at odds with most of the town's inhabitants, including her sisters, both of whom are seemingly unfazed by the incriminating evidence she uncovers. Because the mill is the town's main employer, everyone is afraid of what might happen if Annie digs deeper, and their fears soon start to turn ugly. For Annie, though, there is no turning back, as passion and rage propel her forward in a determined quest. Coming face-to-face with decades of secrets and lies, she knows she must find the strength to move beyond the legacy of Grace Metalious, defying her past to heal the wounds of the town and her own family.

Lolita in Peyton Place

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Lolita in Peyton Place by Ruth Pirsig Wood Summary

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Peyton Place

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Peyton Place by David Trinidad Summary

For Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera, poet David Trinidad watched all 514 episodes of the infamous 1960s 'adult' primetime soap opera and wrote a haiku for everyone. Fraught relationships, courtroom cliffhangers and sensational storylines are condensed into 17-syllable episodes, as stereotypic characters weather the passing TV seasons. This haiku 'soap epic' is ingenious, funny and totally addictive.

Peyton Place

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Peyton Place by James Rosin Summary

A look back at the TV novelization of the best seller that inspired two feature films, a daytime drama and two network television movies, in addition to the popular nighttime series.

Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine

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Peyton Place Comes Home to Maine by Mac Smith Summary

It is a well-known fact, perhaps legend now, that Peyton Place, the controversial, scandalous blockbuster was filmed in Camden, Maine and the surrounding towns in 1957. But how did the movie come to be filmed in Maine, who was involved in getting it here, and what did the locals think about 20th Century Fox shooting a big-budget film in their front yards? Historian Mac Smith (Mainers on the Titanic) has done the research and conducted the interviews and presents a fascinating account of events and key players. Beginning with the arrival of film crews, he traces the making of the movie, what happened after the crews left, and the premiere of the film, which was held in Camden. Includes quotes from Maine residents who were extras in the film.

Dirty Whites and Dark Secrets

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Dirty Whites and Dark Secrets by Sally Hirsh-Dickinson Summary

The first full-length scholarly study of Peyton Place, Grace Metalious's classic story of New England indiscretion

Unbuttoning America

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Unbuttoning America by Ardis Cameron Summary

In this lively account of the writing, publication, and legacy of the 1956 bestselling novel, "Peyton Place," Ardis Cameron tells how the story of a patricide in a small New England village became a cultural...

Music On World Off

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This cute music inspired notebook and journal will make a great small gift for a musician or anyone who enjoys music. Surprise them with this cool journal with an original quote on its cover. You can use it to write down important notes, to journal every day or even as a songwriting notebook to write down lyrics and ideas. Its small size will make easy to carry everywhere you go.

Gratitude Journal

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Write down everything you're grateful for every day in our Gratitude Journal. Makes the perfect gift for women and girls. Can easily fit into a purse or tote bag. Can also be used as a prayer journal. 120 blank lined pages.

Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers

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Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers by Sarah Churchwell,Thomas Ruys Smith Summary

What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers? Why do some of these books remain popular for centuries, and others fade gently into obscurity? And why is it that when scholars do turn their attention to bestsellers, they seem only to be interested in the same handful of blockbusters, when so many books that were once immensely popular remain under-examined? Addressing those and other equally pressing questions about popular literature, Must Read is the first scholarly collection to offer both a survey of the evolution of American bestsellers as well as critical readings of some of the key texts that have shaped the American imagination since the nation's founding. Focusing on a mix of enduring and forgotten bestsellers, the essays in this collection consider 18th and 19th century works, like Charlotte Temple or Ben-Hur, that were once considered epochal but are now virtually ignored; 20th century favorites such as The Sheik and Peyton Place; and 21st century blockbusters including the novels of Nicholas Sparks, The Kite Runner, and The Da Vinci Code.

Save Me a Place in Heaven

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Save Me a Place in Heaven by Jerry Deriso Summary

His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.

Peyton Place

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Peyton Place by İspanyolca Summary

Peyton Place parece ilustrar la frase «pueblo oequeño, infierno grande». En esta novela se hallan todos los pequeños escándalos que, puertas adentro, toda pequeña población contiene en mayor o menor grado: desde el natural despertar de la sexualidad hasta el odio racial y de clase, el incesto, el aborto o la corrupción del poder religioso. En esta novela, la autora retrató a sus vecinos, combinando elementos y personajes reales de tres pequeñas poblaciones de los Estados Unidos en los años 50. Peyton Place fue un verdadero fenómeno editorial, vendió millones de copias y permaneció en las listas de best sellers por más de un año, si bien muchas veces se lo leía a escondidas y hasta estuvo prohibido. Grace Metalious se hizo acreedora de un inmenso éxito comercial, pero también fue condenada a la muerte social, ya que los lectores no parecían dispuestos a leer en una novela aquello que ponían en práctica, permitían o sufrían en su vida cotidiana.

A Novel Marketplace

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A Novel Marketplace by Evan Brier Summary

As television transformed American culture in the 1950s, critics feared the influence of this newly pervasive mass medium on the nation's literature. While many studies have addressed the rhetorical response of artists and intellectuals to mid-twentieth-century mass culture, the relationship between the emergence of this culture and the production of novels has gone largely unexamined. In A Novel Marketplace, Evan Brier illuminates the complex ties between postwar mass culture and the making, marketing, and reception of American fiction. Between 1948, when television began its ascendancy, and 1959, when Random House became a publicly owned corporation, the way American novels were produced and distributed changed considerably. Analyzing a range of mid-century novels—including Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Sloan Wilson's The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, and Grace Metalious's Peyton Place—Brier reveals the specific strategies used to carve out cultural and economic space for the American novel just as it seemed most under threat. During this anxious historical moment, the book business underwent an improbable expansion, by capitalizing on an economic boom and a rising population of educated consumers and by forming institutional alliances with educators and cold warriors to promote reading as both a cultural and political good. A Novel Marketplace tells how the book trade and the novelists themselves successfully positioned their works as embattled holdouts against an oppressive mass culture, even as publishers formed partnerships with mass-culture institutions that foreshadowed the multimedia mergers to come in the 1960s. As a foil for and a partner to literary institutions, mass media corporations assisted in fostering the novel's development as both culture and commodity.