This 1950s book scandalized and captivated America—and eventually destroyed its author’s life
Nina Renata Aron

It would be interesting to know who read (or watched) and was affected by Peyton Place. I was born in the early ’50s so I heard about it but never really encountered it. I would guess the real audience was born in the ’40s and before. By the time my age cohort was old enough to encounter Peyton Place it already seemed quaint and dated.