Richard Yates

Revolutionary Road

originally published:
Boston : Little, Brown

We offered this advance review copy of the first edition in 2000.


  • First Book(1961)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1961)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 02/03/1926
died: 11/07/1992
born as: Richard Walden Yates

American novelist who enjoyed the strong personal advocacy of critics and fellow writers, among them John Ciardi , William Styron, Tennessee Williams, Dorothy Parker, Vance Bourjaily, and Kurt Vonnegut, who called his first novel, Revolutionary Road (1961), "The Great Gatsby of my time." From his first stories to his most recent novels, Yates's work is characterized by a profound sadness; his themes of disappointment and disillusion are expressed in the lives of closely familiar characters, such that the average reader would find it difficult to distance himself from the action, and, as a result, large popular audiences have shied away from this sensitive author. - American Novelists Since World War II