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.
"Movie vs Book"
In The Easter Parade, first published in 1976, we meet sisters Sarah and Emily Grimes when they are still the children of divorced parents. We observe the sisters over four decades, watching them grow into two very different women. Sarah is stable and stalwart, settling into an unhappy marriage. Emily is precocious and independent, struggling with one unsatisfactory love affair after another.
In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.
"Three kinds of success by Audible"
"Revolutionary Road" er en roman om, hvordan et parforhold tidstypisk går til grunde som følge af livsløgne, arrogance og uindfriede drømme. De danske anmeldere har kun brugt de største superlativer. Året er 1955. Frank og April Wheeler bor i et nydeligt lille hus for enden af Revolutionary Road i et helt nyt forstadskvarter i Connecticut. Frank pendler til New York og sit kontorjob hver dag. April går hjemme hos børnene.
When the Shepards' car breaks down in pre-World War II New York City, a chain of events occurs that transforms the lives of the Shepards and the Drakes, as Evan and Rachel meet, court, and marry. But betrayal, disappointment, and secret schemes are on the horizon....
"A good read!"
Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship in the 1950s to their divorce in the '70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II, and at first he and his new wife, Lucy, enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates a fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation.
To all appearances, John Wilder has all the trappings of success, circa 1960: a promising career in advertising, a loving family, a beautiful apartment, even a country home. John's evenings are spent with associates at quiet Manhattan lounges and his weekends with friends at glittering cocktail parties. But something deep within this seemingly perfect life has long since gone wrong.
"7 hours and 27 minutes pure blisd"
Frank und April, ein Paar, das zu allen Hoffnungen Anlass gibt, talentiert, jung, gutaussehend, er mit einem Job in der City, sie, eine erfolgreiche Schauspielschülerin, widmet sich zunächst noch den eigenen Kindern - in Erwartung des bevorstehenden gesellschaftlichen Aufstiegs. Doch das Leben hält anderes bereit: Frank verstrickt sich in eine Affäre, April erstickt im Vorstadtmuff, und ihre Träume werden immer verstiegener.
Robert Prentice has spent all his life attempting to escape his mother's stifling presence. His mother, Alice, for her part, struggles with her own demons as she attempts to realize her dreams of prosperity and success as a sculptor. As Robert goes off to fight in Europe, hoping to become his own man, Richard Yates portrays a soldier in the depths of war striving to live up to his heroic ideals.