April 1, 2000
April 1, 2000
"A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." -William Styron
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.
A suburban family--Frank, April, and the two kids--breaks down: April decides they should move to Paris, and Frank gets involved in a messy affair at the office. Richard Yates's brilliant 1961 novel, in which there are no winners, is a satirical dissection of suburbia in the 1950s and a probing examination of the sadness, emptiness, and self-deception at the heart of some American lives and relationships. REVOLUTIONARY ROAD was a finalist for the National Book Award.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary, Psychology, Family + Friendship, General
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Richard Yates
- Online Item #: 11340122
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1869
- ISBN: 9780375708442
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported