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Peyton Place

By Metalious, Grace




The plot of Peyton Place is quite controversial among modern first editions, and the history of its publication is just as scandalous. Peyton Place was largely based off of the small town scandals that were known to plague several New England towns. Some of the places and characters so closely resembled their real life counterparts that author Grace Metalious was actually sued for libel. Some of the people in these towns were particularly distraught that their communities were depicted so negatively, the reception of Peyton Place nearly drove Metalious into hiding.

The book was first published by Julian Messner, Inc in 1956, and it was an instant hit. Through word of mouth, it sold approximately 60,000 copies in the first two weeks of its publication, and it stayed on the New York Time best seller list for 59 weeks. It was so popular, it was adapted into a film and into a multi-year daytime soap opera. The first US edition dust jacket is fairly plain and the paper quality was low, so the jacket is likely to be browned or yellowed with age.


Famously, Metalious was sued for libel by one of the people who was included in the book. Tomas Makris was featured in Peyton Place, and his name and physical characteristics matched the real-life individual. Notably, the character's name in UK edition was changed to Michael Kyros, and the character's name was changed in later US editions to Michael Rossi. In a shocking twist that infuriated many, Metalious had actually forged Makris' name on the release form. Such behavior is of course condemned by the literary community.


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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

julian Messner, 1956. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. True First $3.95 on Flap (1956) Fine Copy In a Fine Jacket Very Scarce in Any Condition. Excellent Fresh Copy With Trivial Wear. Great T.V. Production of The Same.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Messner, 1956 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket with the original price of $3.95 still present on the front flap. No mention of later printings on the copyright page, but the book went on to become a scandalous best-seller.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

Lightyear Pr, 1991-06-01. Library. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

2012-03-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $136.06


Barbatul si Femeia (in franceza,editie 1872)

Emile de Girardin

Used. Used ; Romanian Edition of Barbatul si Femeia (in franceza,editie 1872); (For more details, please contact me)

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Price: € 114.00
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PEYTON PLACE

Metalious, Grace

New York: Julian Messner, 1956. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Some rubbing to book extremities, else very good in very good dj with noticeable shelf wear, several closed tears, and minor loss at extremities.. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Author's first novel about three women in a small New England town, that became an instant best seller. Filmed in 1957 and ran as a TV series from 1964 to 1969. 8vo black cloth.

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Price: $125.00


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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Virago Press Ltd, 2002-07-04. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Price: $117.24


Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Siete Vientos. Hardcover. 8493736260 . New. 2014.

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Price: $116.99


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Peyton Place (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England)

Grace Metalious

1999-02-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Lightyear Pr. Hardcover. 0899668615 1953 Julian Messner Inc (Simon & Schuster) hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - black cloth with mustard boards gold text - 1 inch tear at top edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) minor staining to dust jacket cover and page edge - not price clipped ($7.95) - binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Very Good.

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Peyton Place (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England)

Metalious, Grace

Northeastern. PAPERBACK. 1555534007 1953 Julian Messner Inc (Simon & Schuster) hard cover - 1st edition 1st printing - black cloth with mustard boards gold text - 1 inch tear at top edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) minor staining to dust jacket cover and page edge - not price clipped ($7.95) - binding strong contents clean - enjoy . Very Good.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

NY: Julian Messner, 1956. The dustjacket shows some edgewear with rubbing to the edges and one small tear and is protected in a mylar cover.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Siete Vientos. Hardcover. 8493736260 . New. 2014.

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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

2013-09-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $95.87


Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Simon & Schuster, 1956-01-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Peyton Place (French Edition)

Grace Metalious

2015-04-09. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $87.42


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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

2002-07-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $80.17


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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

Lightyear Pr, 6/1/1991. Hardcover. COLLECTIBLE Like New. NY: Jullian Messner, Inc; c1967; Hardback (black boards, black tape with silver lettering); Book -- like new; with DJ ( covered in mylar; like new); shows author in back in B/W photo; 8vo; 372 pps; excellent copy! like new/like new. --Buy with confidence- Satisfaction guaranteed!

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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

Simon & Schuster, New York, 1980. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 372 pages. Minor edgewear to dustjacket, dustjacket is not price-clipped and states "original edition published at $7.95" , Although the only date mentioned on the copyright page is 1956, this copy is a facsimile edition published around 1980. Still, it is a rare edition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 09120109..

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Hardcover. Simon & Schuster, New York (1956). First Edition thus; later printing. Very Good + copy with no DJ. Very little shelf wear. Corners square and sharp. Spine ends lightly creased and scuffed. Light yellowing of top and fore edges of block. No markings to block or pages. Overall an attractive copy. Photos available upon request. Shipped in a box within a box and bubble wrap, and with a tracking number.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Lightyear Pr. Hardcover. 0899668615 . Fine. 1991-06-01. Library.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Julian Messner & Co., Inc. Hardcover. B000FIJ72E . Fine.

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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

1991-01-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $54.94


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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Lightyear Pr. Hardcover. 0899668615 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Lightyear Pr. Hardcover. 0899668615 New Condition. . New.

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Noul spirit artistic (Curente si sinteze10)

Nicolas Schoffer

Meridiane, 1973. Used. Meridiane, 1973 Used 1973; Romanian Edition of Noul spirit artistic (Curente si sinteze10); (For more details, please contact me)

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Price: € 45.00
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Peyton Place.

Metalious, Grace

Julian Messner New York 1956. First edition, later printing. Covers are a little marked, spine a little rolled o/w a good copy. Dustjacket - a little edge-worn, price-clipped. "Metzig" on upper rh corner of jacket. Original edition published at - clipped. Distributed by Funk & Wagnells. Australian Tax on Low Value Imported Goods (LVIG) exempt.

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Price: $50.00


Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Julian Messner & Co., Inc. Hardcover. B000FIJ72E New Condition. . New.

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Price: $49.99


Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Ishi press. PAPERBACK. 4871876160 New Condition. . New.

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Peyton Place (Hardscrabble Books)

Metalious, Grace

Northeastern University Press. PAPERBACK. 1555534007 New Condition. . New.

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Peyton Place (Hardscrabble Books)

Metalious, Grace

Northeastern University Press. PAPERBACK. 1555534007 New Condition. . New.

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Peyton Place (Facsimile Edition)

Metalious, Grace

Julian Messner. Hardcover. B00HALUO6M 1957 18th printing, text is clean, binding is tight, covers are in great shape, has no D/J, has p.o. name written inside. 7-H . Very Good.

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A Very Private Person: The Story of Izaak Walton Killam and His Wife Dorothy

How, Douglas

Memorial Fund Foundation, 1976. Author's Note. The story of the Maritime businessman who together with his wife established a foundation to manage the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies. The foundation commissioned the writing of this book so the recipients might know the basis of their grants. The signatures of the four trustees are laid in on a blank presentation page. Unclipped, unpriced DJ has edge wear with 1/2" closaed tear at head of spine on front panel. Bookseller's Inventory # 171521.. Signed by Trustees. No Edition Stated. Black Cloth. As New/Fine. 10 1/4" X 7 1/4". Laid in.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Ishi press. PAPERBACK. 4871876160 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

New York: Simon & Schuster/ Julian Messner. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. [1956] ca. 1980. Facsimile. Hardcover. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Light edge wear and creasing of DJ, small tape stains at corners of back & front free end papers, previous owners initials in large script on front free end paper. This appears to be the facsimile edition, published much later, no statement of edition, and the statement 'Originally published at $7.95' on lower corner of front flap. Black cloth spine over mustard yellow paper covered boards. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 372 pages; Peyton Place, originally published in 1956 was considered scandalous at it its time of publication, Peyton Place, stirred controversy with its explicit—for the time—depictions of sex and sins in a small New England town. Today, the once shocking novel and its sequel seem tame, and are taught in college English courses as classics of their time, well-written and honest in the evocation of the passions, jealousies, and secrets of small-town America. .

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Peyton Place (French Edition)

Metalious, Grace

PC Domaine Etranger. PAPERBACK. 2258106850 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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Price: $39.38


Peyton Place (Large Print Edition)

Grace Metalious

Ulverscroft Large Print Bks, 2003-01-01. Large print e. Hardcover. Good.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

(NY: Julian Messner: 1956) First edition Cl. backed bds pp. viii, 372. Quarter cloth is black and the boards are yellow. The front flap of the jacket states original edition published at $7.95. First Edition. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace [Autor]

Orbis, 1988-01-01. Very Good.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace [Autor]

Bruguera, 1981-01-01. Acceptable. Cubierta deslucida. Cover shows wear.Restos marcas cinta adhesiva interior de cubierta y contracubierta.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace [Autor]

Bruguera, 1981-01-01. Good.

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Peyton Place ** (Facsimile Edition) **

Metalious, Grace

Simon & Schuster/Jullian Messner, 1980. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. A Very Good Or Better volume in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. Copyright page shows 1956 publishing date. Book is bound in 'mustard' boards with black cloth spine. Closed page edges have very mild foxing; interior of volume is perfect/clean/unmarked. Dust jacket's front flap states "Original edition published at $7.95", so presuming this is a Fabulous Facsimile edition issued c. 1980. Title page has Julian Messner as publisher but both jacket and book show Simon and Schuster on spines. A great b/w photo of author on rear of jacket. Great item. Mylar protected jacket

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Peyton Place ( Facsimile Of The 1956 First Edition )

Metalious, Grace

New York,, Ny, U.S.A.: Julian Messner/Simon And Schuster/Distributed By Funk & Wagnalls , 1980. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Date On The Copyright Page Is 1956. Published Later. The Book Appears New With Light Rubbing To The Jacket.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

New York,, Ny, U.S.A.: Julian Messner, 1956. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Edition Or Printing Stated. 1956 On The Copyright Page. One Quarter Black Cloth Over Tan Paper With Gilt Stamped Lettering And Rules On The Spine. Light Tanning Of The Page Edges, Else Fine. The Jacket Has The Statement "Original Edition Published At $7.95" At The Bottom Of The Front Flap. Simon And Schuster On The Lower Spine. Metzig In Red At The Upper Edge Near The Corner. The Jacket Has Light Wear With No Chips Or Tears. Hint Of Sunning At The Spine.

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Peyton Place (Hardscrabble Books-Fiction of New England)

Grace Metalious

1999-02-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $33.39


Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Julian Messner, 1956. (Book Club--unstated) Slightly smaller book, black cloth spine, darker yellow boards, gilt lettering and design very fine on spine, 372 pages, remainder mark at pages' bottom edge. DJ has light crease at top front, tiny dent at top front spine indentation, b/w photo of Metalious at typewriter on back. Near Fine DJ/Very Fine book.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Peyton Place

Metalious. Grace

Frederick Muller 1957 (1stUK). First edition, first impression. Nice example of this classic novel. NOT price-clipped or sunned and NO inscriptions. Sl. foxing otherwise Very Good in a nice Very Good d/w.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

Ishi press. PAPERBACK. 4871876160 Like New Condition. . Fine.

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Peyton Place

Grace Metalious

Book Club Edition. Very Good+ with Very Good + Dust Jacket. Light age tanning and foxing to pages. Lacks "Metzig" in top right corner of dust jacket.

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Peyton Place

Metalious, Grace

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956. BCE. hardcover. very good. very good book, very good dust jacket, BCE

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Price: $30.00