Unveiling Kate Chopin and Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious books by upcomming guest speaker Dr. Emily Toth.
"Unveiling Kate Chopin A vivid new biography of the author of The Awakening marking the 100th anniversary of its publication. Aided by newly discoverd diaries and manuscripts, Dr. Emily Toth tells the unvarnished story of the passionate Irish American girl form St. Louis who grew up to write The Awakening (1899) Kate Chopin's novel about a sensual, artistic woman whose desires cannot be contained by marriage and motherhood, stunned and infuriated Chopin's contemporaries." -from bookjacket
"Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious In September 1956 Peyton Place burst onto the American scene as the most controversial novel of the century. Its publication was also an extrodinary story of personal triumph. Grace Metalious (1924-1964), an unpretentious housewife from the wrong side of the tracks, had written an explosive bestseller. From a ramshackle cottage in a small New England milltown she zoomed to national stardom. This was a Cinderella dream. But it did not last."- from bookjacket
Dr. Emily Toth is Professor of English and Women Studies at Louisiana State University. She is the author of: