A small New England town is rocked by the scandal of everyday life in one of the most forgotten popular books of the twentieth century.
1957 - Tennessee - Knoxville activated a city ordinance that said the City Board of Review could block items deemed obscene. Local booksellers were forbidden to sell it. One newsstand owner challenged the ordinance and it was ruled unconsitutional.
Ireland - Banned until the introduction of the Censorship of Publications Bill in 1967.
Canada - Temporary ban lifted
1959 - Rhode Island - The Rhonde Island Commission to Encourage Morality in Youth bought action against Bantam and three other New York paperback publishers. The Rhode Island Superior Court upheld the decision, which was later reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bantam Boos, Inc, et al, v. Joseph A Sullivan, et al.
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Metalious, Grace. "Peyton Place." Northeastern Univsersity Press. Boston, 1956, 1999.