This 1957 national bestseller by the late Richard Powell, a seventh-generation Philadelphian, was touted by its publisher as a "shocking exposé" of Philadelphia and Main Line society. The novel was released to rave reviews and became the 1959 Oscar-nominee
|Publisher:||Plexus Publishing, Inc.|
|Edition description:||50th Anniversary Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very interesting background leading up to modern days. Good book, but I liked the movie better when it covered the later part of the book.
I bought this book and had it for a month before I actually started reading it on an plane ride back home because of a flight delay. I live just outside of Philadelphia and it was cool to recognize names mentioned in the book of places and names. It's basically about four generations of a family in Philadelphia attempting to gain credibility and social status, but it's well written enough that those points aren't the only focus of the story. The author did a really good job transitioning from one generation to the next.