Grace Metalious

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Grace Metalious


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

Died
February 25, 1964

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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: 3.7 · 8,393 ratings · 793 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Peyton Place

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3.73 avg rating — 7,388 ratings — published 1956 — 60 editions
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Return to Peyton Place

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3.42 avg rating — 691 ratings — published 1959 — 15 editions
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Peyton Place and Return to ...

3.87 avg rating — 201 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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The Tight White Collar

3.31 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1960 — 11 editions
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No Adam in Eden

3.31 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1963 — 5 editions
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Ritorno a Peyton Place

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1959
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La Camicia Bianca

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Intoarcerea la Peyton Place

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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Retour à Peyton Place

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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

Polls

August 2015 New School Classic Poll

 
  23 votes, 16.8%

1931, Light in August by William Faulkner, 507 pages
 
  21 votes, 15.3%

 
  19 votes, 13.9%

1982, Schindler'sList by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  18 votes, 13.1%

1905, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, 351 pages
 
  13 votes, 9.5%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  11 votes, 8.0%

1996, Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, 432 pages
 
  10 votes, 7.3%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.6%

1956, Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, 384 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.8%

1989, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, 348 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.6%

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