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Revolutionary Road (Hardcover)

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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

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“Set in the Connecticut suburbs of 1955, Revolutionary Road portrays the essential, continuing, now exacerbated American dilemma: How a young person might well live in America without conforming to the tedium of upward mobility and suburban family life. Nothing I have ever been told could have prepared me for this book's brilliance.”
— Richard Howorth, Square Books, Oxford, MS


From the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780837162218
ISBN-10: 0837162211
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: October 29th, 1971
Pages: 337
Language: English