Peyton Place: The Gossipy Cultural Artefact

A scandalous novel, a superb movie and a culturally significant TV soap opera. Explore the history of the text that became a byword for the power of gossip. Grace Metalious’ 1956 novel is so famous that people know what Peyton Place is without ever having read the book or seen any of its resultant spinoffs in film and television. The author was destroyed by her success, but her book inspired four decades of obsession with the dark side of small-town life. A bad book? Or a seriously fun journey into taboo subjects

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

SUGGESTED READING

  • Peyton Place, Grace Metalious
  • Return to Peyton Place, Grace Metalious
  • The Valley of the Dolls, Jacqueline Susann
$39 Limited

<p>A scandalous novel, a superb movie and a culturally significant TV soap opera. Explore the history of the text that became a byword for the power of gossip. Grace Metalious’ 1956 novel is so famous

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29 Jan

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