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.
In his introduction to this edition, novelist Richard Ford pays homage to the lasting influence and enduring power of Revolutionary Road.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Grouping Title||revolutionary road|
|Grouping Author||richard yates|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-09-25 04:50:04AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-09-25 05:11:26AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780739359372|
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In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs. Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early. Maybe Frank's job is dull. And April never saw herself as a housewife. Yet they have always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. But now that certainty is about to crumble.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.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|publisher||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
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