“INTENSELY AND BRILLIANTLY ALIVE”
YATES, Richard. Revolutionary Road. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown / Atlantic Monthly, (1961). Octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket. $2800.
First edition of Yates’ explosive debut novel, named “the Great Gatsby of our time” by Vonnegut.
Revolutionary Road, Richard Yates' groundbreaking first novel, "creates an indelible portrait of lost promises and mortgaged hopes" in suburban America, and has been critically praised for possessing "an intensity that excites the reader's compassion as well as his interest" (New York Times). A National Book Award finalist in 1962, the novel was hailed by Tennessee Williams as "intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I don't know what it is."
A fine copy.