Revolutionary Road (Paperback)

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This award-wining classic is timeless - the hopes and aspirations and
disappointments of couples and the expected and unexpected
reprecussions. A must-read - discussion will go on for hours!

— Roxanne

Description


Hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs since it's publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.

In his introduction to this edition, novelist Richard Ford pays homage to the lasting influence and enduring power of Revolutionary Road.

About the Author


RICHARD YATES was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953 and his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. He is the author of eight other works, including the novels A Good School, The Easter Parade, and Disturbing the Peace, and two collections of short stories, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love. He died in 1992.

Praise For…


"The Great Gatsby of my time...one of the best books by a member of my generation." —Kurt Vonnegut

"Beautifully crafted...a remarkable and deeply troubling book." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375708442
ISBN-10: 0375708448
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 25th, 2000
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries