RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Julian Messner, (1959) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sequel to the 1956 bestseller - set in a small straitlaced New England town - which has become part of our language. "In 1959, the sizzling sequel, 'Return to Peyton Place', picked up where 'Peyton Place' left off: Allison MacKenzie, now the author of America's No. 1 bestseller, is thrown into the glamorous whirl of the smart set of New York and Hollywood. At home, the rest of the most controversial characters in 1950s American fiction continue to create a stir in this ongoing expose of sex, hypocrisy, social inequity, and class privilege in contemporary America. Peyton Place, the small, seemingly respectable New England town, is revealed as a vividly realistic cauldron of secrets and scandal. 'Peyton Place' and its sequel, 'Return to Peyton Place', the books that readers used to hide under their mattresses, are now recognized by scholars as. . predecessors to the women's liberation movement." (Ardis Cameron) 256 pp.
Condition: Good in red boards with black lettering on spine in a good only dust jacket (rather severe age-toning to the pages, some damage from dampness to the lower edge of front cover and dj, edgewear and rubbing to the dj, original price of $3.95 still present).