Revolutionary Road Author:Richard Yates "The Great Gatsby of my time," Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., wrote about Revolutionary Road. "One of the best books written by a member of my generation." This extraordinary work is one of the most devastating novels to have appeared in modern American literature, a memorable portrayal of the loss of youth, ideals and soul. Set in the suburbs, with its ... more »hero and heroine at the crossroads of their individual and their married lives, Revolutionary Road interweaves the themes of meaningless work, empty adultery, futile rebellion and increasing self-deception to paint an unforgettable portrait of the gradual disintegration of two potentially rich lives. It stands as *the* definitive critique of the 1950s in America, a novel of cutting clarity, rich compassion and prophetic insight.
(Willian Styron and Tennessee Williams both praised it, too.)« less