Revolutionary Road (1961)

"Revolutionary Road" is a novel by Richard Yates, published in 1961. It is a domestic drama that tells the story of a young couple, Frank and April Wheeler, who struggle with their identities and their marriage as they try to find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.

The Wheelers are living in the suburbs of New York City in the 1950s, and they are unhappy with their conventional roles as husband, wife, and parents. They long for something more, and they believe that moving to Paris will be the solution to their problems. However, as they try to make their dream a reality, their marriage becomes strained and they are forced to confront the limitations of their relationship and their own personal flaws.

The novel explores themes of conformity, dissatisfaction, and the search for purpose and authenticity. It is known for its realistic portrayal of suburban life and its emotional depth. "Revolutionary Road" has received critical acclaim for its vivid characters and its portrayal of the human condition, and it has been adapted into a film and a stage play.

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