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Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Product Information In Grace Metalious published Peyton Place, the novel that unbuttoned the straitlaced New England of the popular imagination, transformed the publishing industry, topped the bestseller lists for more than a year, and made its young author one of the most talked-about people in America. In the sizzling sequel, Return to Peyton Place, picked up where Peyton Place left off: Allison MacKenzie, now the author of America's 1 bestseller, is thrown into the glamorous whirl of the smart set of New York and Hollywood.

Peyton Place, the small, seemingly respectable New England town, is revealed as a vividly realistic cauldron of secrets and scandal. Peyton Place and its sequel, Return to Peyton Place, the books that readers used to hide under their mattresses, are now recognized by scholars as the Silent Generation's Perfect Storm and predecessors to the women's liberation movement.

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Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Temporarily Out of Stock Online Please check back later for updated availability. Overview When Grace Metalious's debut novel about the dark underside of a small, respectable New England town was published in , 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. The Losers' Club of seems to think so.

Peyton Place (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England)

After all, when they were teenagers back then, these seven friends who called the small New England metropolis of Derry their home had first-hand experience with what made this place so horribly different. Sexual encounters in the book upset some parents. A committee of teachers, students, and parents recommended the book be retained.

The superintendent banned the book against the committee's recommendations. The committee appealed to the school board, which overruled the superintendent and retained the book. The world is ending with the water freezing over and the library is getting sued as we continue with Kurt Vonnegut month! Overturned in by U.

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Kentucky - challenged in LaRue County for language and "deviant sexual behavior". LOVE asked law enforcement to review the book for distributing sexually explicit conduct to minors. The county prosecutor said the book was not criminally liable, containing content of an artistic, literary, or political nature. Teachers cannot acquire or read aloud from it.

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A resident said it taught principles contrary to the Bible. We hear about a hallmark of African-American literature and a road trip into the wilds of Texas our librarian once took. A parent objected to the novel's language and sexual explicitness.

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A play of a family trying to find their way in the world and a few characters from fiction who died and caused the stories to happen. Ralph Ellison's groundbreaking story about a boy becoming a man is discussed in part and we go into characters in fiction that have no name.