Reader’s Guide to Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

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The Voyage Out Book Group’s Reader’s Guide to Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

 

Book Information:

 

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Vintage

355 pages

0375708448

 

Region:

 

The Great American Novel

 

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Author Bio:

 

Richard Walden Yates was born in Yonkers, New York on February 3rd, 1926 to Vincent and Ruth. Both of his parents were aspiring artists. His parents’s aspirations and failures have been recounted in much of Yates’ work.

Although Ruth and Vincent divorced in 1929, Vincent continued to support the family for the rest of his life. Part of this support went to sending Richard to ‘proper New England boarding schools. It took a while, but Yates was eventually able to gain acceptance in these schools. He was also able to become the editor for his high school newspaper. This was…

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