Peyton Place is a literary masterpiece, brilliantly written, every word artfully crafted. It was made into a major motion picture in 1958, a long-running TV Series and several sequels and adaptations. This reprint includes a 30 page introduction and 11 screen shots from the first movie version of the book starring Lana Turner.
First published in 1956, PEYTON PLACE uncovers the passions, lies and cruelties that simmer beneath the surface of a postcard-perfect town. At the centre of the novel are three women, each with a secret to hide: Constance MacKenzie, the original desperate housewife; her daughter Allison, whose dreams are stifled by small-town small-mindedness; and Selena Cross, her gypsy-eyed friend from the wrong side of the tracks.
Look past the innocent façade of small-town life and discover the truth about Peyton Place. A ratings sensation for ABC, Peyton Place (already a successful 1956 novel and 1957 film) made its way to network television in 1964. A prime-time soap opera whose influence can be seen in later beloved programs such as Dallas, Knots Landing, and Twin Peaks, Peyton Place examined the complex web of scandals, schemes, and sex in a New England town.