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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists. A landmark in twentieth-century American popular culture, Peyton Place spawned a successful feature film and a long-running television series-the first prime-time soap opera. Contemporary readers of Peyton Place will be captivated by its vivid characters, earthy prose, and shocking incidents. Through her riveting, uninhibited narrative, Metalious skillfully exposes the intricate social anatomy of a small community, examining the lives of its people-their passions and vices, their ambitions and defeats, their passivity or violence, their secret hopes and kindnesses, their cohesiveness and rigidity, their struggles, and often their courage.

When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists. A landmark in twentieth-century American popular culture, Peyton Place spawned a successful feature film and a long-running television series-the first prime-time soap opera. Contemporary readers of Peyton Place will be captivated by its vivid characters, earthy prose, and shocking incidents. Through her riveting, uninhibited narrative, Metalious skillfully exposes the intricate social anatomy of a small community, examining the lives of its people-their passions and vices, their ambitions and defeats, their passivity or violence, their secret hopes and kindnesses, their cohesiveness and rigidity, their struggles, and often their courage.
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When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in 1956, it quickly soared to the top of the bestseller lists. A landmark in twentieth-century American popular culture, Peyton Place spawned a successful feature film and a long-running television series-the first prime-time soap opera. Contemporary readers of Peyton Place will be captivated by its vivid characters, earthy prose, and shocking incidents. Through her riveting, uninhibited narrative, Metalious skillfully exposes the intricate social anatomy of a small community, examining the lives of its people-their passions and vices, their ambitions and defeats, their passivity or violence, their secret hopes and kindnesses, their cohesiveness and rigidity, their struggles, and often their courage.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tim O'Connor

Length:

17h 5m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

44:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

45:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

45:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

45:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:02