History Literature / PeytonPlace

19th Jan '16 11:05:40 AM nombretomado
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The novel was adapted into a 1957 film, and subsequently a PrimeTimeSoap running on {{ABC}} television from 1964-69.

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The novel was adapted into a 1957 film, and subsequently a PrimeTimeSoap running on {{ABC}} Creator/{{ABC}} television from 1964-69.
29th Nov '15 3:25:34 AM Morgenthaler
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''Peyton Place'' was a 1956 novel written by housewife Grace Metalious. It's hard to understate the nature of the book or the degree to which it [[ValuesDissonance scandalised]] America, small towns, the people that lived in them, and more or less the whole genre of paperback fiction, which at the time was populated with happy stories about happy people, [[ShoutOut good times]] and [[AsGoodAsItGets noodle salad]]. That's TheFifties for you. But ''Peyton Place'' changed all this. Billed as ''The Novel That Shocked the Nation'' (which it did, true enough) it concerns itself mainly with 'lifting the lid off a respectable New England town'. Metalious herself admits that it's about the skeletons people have in their closets and how they try to keep them there. Still, it was hugely successful in its day, spawning a sequel, a feature film and later a television series.

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''Peyton Place'' was a 1956 novel written by housewife Grace Metalious. It's hard to understate the nature of the book or the degree to which it [[ValuesDissonance scandalised]] America, small towns, the people that lived in them, and more or less the whole genre of paperback fiction, which at the time was populated with happy stories about happy people, [[ShoutOut good times]] and [[AsGoodAsItGets [[Film/AsGoodAsItGets noodle salad]]. That's TheFifties for you. But ''Peyton Place'' changed all this. Billed as ''The Novel That Shocked the Nation'' (which it did, true enough) it concerns itself mainly with 'lifting the lid off a respectable New England town'. Metalious herself admits that it's about the skeletons people have in their closets and how they try to keep them there. Still, it was hugely successful in its day, spawning a sequel, a feature film and later a television series.
22nd Aug '15 7:40:36 PM wariodude128
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!!The TV series contains examples of the following tropes:

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!!The TV series contains examples of the following tropes:tropes:

* TheAlcoholic: George Anderson.
* TownWithADarkSecret: Several of them.
20th Aug '15 6:45:55 AM wariodude128
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!!''Peyton Place'' contains examples of the following tropes:

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!!''Peyton Place'' !! The book contains examples of the following tropes:



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22nd May '15 12:04:05 PM MargaretC
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*ArtisticLicenseMedicine: The author clearly has no idea how early-stage abortions work. She seems to think it's like a C-section. When a teenage girl raped by her stepfather goes to the doctor for a secret abortion, he cuts open her abdomen and removes her appendix as well as the fetus, so he can truthfully say he performed an appendectomy on her.



* CriticalResearchFailure: The author clearly has no idea how early-stage abortions work. She seems to think it's like a C-section. When a teenage girl raped by her stepfather goes to the doctor for a secret abortion, he cuts open her abdomen and removes her appendix as well as the fetus, so he can truthfully say he performed an appendectomy on her.
22nd May '15 11:54:36 AM MargaretC
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*CriticalResearchFailure: The author clearly has no idea how early-stage abortions work. She seems to think it's like a C-section. When a teenage girl raped by her stepfather goes to the doctor for a secret abortion, he cuts open her abdomen and removes her appendix as well as the fetus, so he can truthfully say he performed an appendectomy on her.
10th Aug '13 10:23:20 PM Mdumas43073
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Grace Metalious based Peyton Place on several New Hampshire towns. Residents of the one in which she resided, Gilmanton, were particularly displeased by the novel's depiction and made Metalious and her family into social pariahs: her husband was fired from his job as a local school principal (and subsequently divorced her), their children were shunned by other kids in town, they received hate mail and death threats, etc.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Grace Metalious based Peyton Place on several New Hampshire towns. Residents of the one in which she resided, Gilmanton, were particularly displeased by the novel's depiction and made Metalious and her family into social pariahs: her husband was fired from his job as a local school principal (and subsequently divorced her), their children were shunned by other kids in town, ostracized, they received hate mail and death threats, etc.
10th Aug '13 10:18:02 PM Mdumas43073
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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: Grace Metalious based Peyton Place on several New Hampshire towns. Residents of the one in which she resided, Gilmanton, were particularly displeased by the novel's depiction and made Metalious and her family into social pariahs: her husband was fired from his job as a local school principal (and subsequently divorced her), their children were shunned by other kids in town, they received hate mail and death threats, etc.
10th Aug '13 10:04:41 PM Mdumas43073
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The novel was adapted into a 1957 film, and subsequently a PrimeTimeSoap running on {{ABC}} from 1964-69.

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The novel was adapted into a 1957 film, and subsequently a PrimeTimeSoap running on {{ABC}} television from 1964-69.
10th Aug '13 10:03:51 PM Mdumas43073
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The novel was adapted into a 1957 film, and subsequently an {{ABC}} TV series running from 1964-69.

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The novel was adapted into a 1957 film, and subsequently an a PrimeTimeSoap running on {{ABC}} TV series running from 1964-69.



* SmallReferencePools: Chances are, if you know someone who knows Peyton Place, they're thinking of the TV show.

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* SmallReferencePools: Chances are, if you know someone who knows Peyton Place, ''Peyton Place'', they're thinking of the TV show.
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