A Summer Place

A Summer Place

by Sloan Wilson
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A Summer Place by Sloan Wilson

First published in 1958 and then turned into a film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan, this classic romance is available for the first time in ebook format.

Ken and Sylvia met twice at the Summer Place.

The first summer they were in their teens. Their intimacy was without love. They'd met too early.

The second summer they shouldn't have fallen in love…and did. They were in their thirties-married-each with children. Had they met too late?

Ken and Sylvia decided to break two marriages to make the one they wanted together.

They almost broke a third that hadn't even started yet. Because Ken's daughter and Sylvia's son met at the Summer Place. They were in their teens. For them, it was neither too early nor too late.

This novel is about how marriages are made on earth-and unmade. It is about the price people pay for changing their minds about love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012762139
Publisher: Untreed Reads
Publication date: 06/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 117,230
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sloan Wilson is, of course, best known as the author of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, but he is also the author of fifteen books, including a little-known novel written ten years before called Voyage to Somewhere, and of dozens of pieces for The New Yorker, Harper’s and other magazines. It took him fifteen years to attain the rank of a full-time professional novelist. He has been a third-class blacksmith in a shipyard, a sailing instructor, a Coast Guard officer in command of small supply ships to Greenland and the South Pacific, a newspaper reporter, a foundation executive, an English professor, a public-relations man, a magazine editor, Education Editor for the New York Herald Tribune and Assistant Director of the White House Conference on Education.

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A Summer Place 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
Written in 1958, this story deals with subjects that were more taboo to discuss in the 50's than in today's world: adultry, teen love and pregnancy. More in depth than the 1959 movie by the same title. This book more deeply explores the characters themselves; their motives behind their actions, results of those actions and their impact on the rest of their family. As one reviewer stated - it is somewhat dated. Remember it was written in 1958 when explicit sex was not described in detail in books or movies and concepts of what is acceptable were seen through the eyes of a time with strictor sensorship codes. It's a classic story of struggles between men and women that have gone on since the beginning of time and continue today. Almost 700 pages but a fast flowing read. Well edited. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Kathy Mikulski More than 1 year ago
A nice old timey love story. An easy read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. This book was controversial when written in the 1950's, but holds up remarkably well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good love story for young and old (20 and up); although a bit dated
luloo10 More than 1 year ago
enjoyed reading, only slightly like the movie.
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