Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious


The juicy biography of the scandalous novelist who lifted the lid off a New England town
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The juicy biography of the scandalous novelist who lifted the lid off a New England town
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Editorial Reviews

Kate Fullbrook
This welcome reprint of Emily Toth's 1981 biography of Peyton Place's author sets out both to examine the book as a media phenomenon and to explain Grace Metalious's messy and all-too-brief life in terms of the limitations women endured under the ideology of the post-war feminine mystoique. Toth has always been interested in ambitious women who tell the truth in spite of criticism, and Metalious fits this category admirably...How the self-taught Metalious, destined for womanly obscurity, produces fiction which persuaded America to see itself in a new, more honest light, makes for a life story which is more than worth telling.
The Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578062683
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Pages: 409
  • Sales rank: 1,458,899
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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