Grace Metalious

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Grace Metalious

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born
in Manchester, New Hampshire, The United States
September 08, 1924

died
February 25, 1964

gender
female

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Grace Metalious was an American author, best known for the controversial novel Peyton Place.

She was born into poverty and a broken home as Marie Grace de Repentigny in the mill town of Manchester, New Hampshire. Blessed with the gift of imagination, she was driven to write from an early age. After graduating from Manchester High School Central, she married George Metalious in 1943, became a housewife and mother, lived in near squalor — and continued to write.

With one child, the couple moved to Durham, New Hampshire, where George attended the University of New Hampshire. In Durham, Grace Metalious began writing seriously, neglecting her house and her three children. When George graduated, he took a position as principal at a school in Gilman
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Average rating: 3.69 · 6,560 ratings · 628 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Peyton Place
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 5,778 ratings — published 1955 — 48 editions
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Return to Peyton Place
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 1959 — 12 editions
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Peyton Place and Return to ...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1999
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The Tight White Collar
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1960 — 9 editions
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No Adam in Eden
3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1963 — 4 editions
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Peyton Place (Versione ital...
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Peyton Place and Return to ...
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Peyton Place Return to Peyton Place
Peyton Place (2 books)
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“There can be neither beauty, nor trust, nor security between a man and a woman if there is not truth.”
Grace Metalious, Peyton Place

“The public loves to create a hero....Sometimes I think they do it for the sheer joy of knocking him down from the highest peak. Like a child who builds a house of blocks and then destroys it with one vicious kick.”
Grace Metalious, Peyton Place

“If I'm a lousy writer, then an awful lot of people have lousy taste.”
Grace Metalious