Place Published: Boston
Publisher: An Atlantic Monthly Press Book / Little, Brown and Company
Date Published: 1961
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 28641
337pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/4 red paper with black paper covered boards and a gilt stamped title on the spine. Very good. The edges of the spine and covers are ever so slightly bumped and rubbed. The spine is mildly sun faded. The top edge of the text block is gently soiled. There are very faint notations on the front free endsheet. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with very minor soiling and rubbing. There is a small chip in the top edge of the front panel. There are a couple of other very tiny chips in the edges. The spine ends have been backed with masking tape, on the internal non visible spine. There is a 3 and 1/2 inch long scratch on the rear panel. Price-clipped.
"The Great Gatsby of my time.... One of the best books by a member of my generation." Kurt VonnegutFrom the moment of its publication in 1961, Revolutionary Road was viewed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the affluent 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 belief that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and remorseless clarity, Richard Yates depicts how Frank and April mortgage their spiritual sides, betraying not only each other, but their best selves.