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The Stories of John Cheever

Written by John CheeverJohn Cheever Author Alert
Category: Fiction - Short Stories (single author)
Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-375-72442-8 (0-375-72442-7)

Pub Date: May 16, 2000
Price: $20.00

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The Stories of John Cheever
Written by John Cheever

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375724428
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About this Book

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize


When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize.  In the years since, it has become a classic.  Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.

Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation."  From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life."

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Awards

WINNER 1978 - National Book Critics Circle Awards
WINNER 1979 - Pulitzer Prize

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Review Quotes

"John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park and Falconer, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature." —Philip Roth

"As stories go, as compellingly readable narratives of a certainsort of people in a certain time and place—our time and place—John Cheever's stories are, simply, the best." —The Washington Post

"Profound and daring...some of the most wonderful stories any American has written." —The Boston Globe

"Not merely the publishing event of the 'season' but a grand occasion in English literature." —The New York Times

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Table of Contents

Preface

Goodbye, My Brother
The Common Day
The Enormous Radio
O City of Broken Dreams
The Hartleys
The Sutton Place Story
Torch Song
The Pot of Gold
Clancy in the Tower of Babel
Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor
The Season of Divorce
The Chaste Clarissa
The Cure
The Children
The Sorrows of Gin
O Youth and Beauty!
The Day the Pig Fell into the Well
The Five-Forty-Eight
Just One More Time
The Housebreaker of Shady Hill
The Bus to St. James's
The Trouble of Marcie Flint
The Bella Lingua
The Wrysons
The Country Husband
The Duchess
The Scarlet Moving Van
Just Tell Me Who It Was
Brimmer
The Golden Age
The Lowboy
The Music Teacher
A Woman Without a Country
The Death of Justina
Clementina
Boy in Rome
A Miscellany of Characters That Will Not Appear
The Chimera
The Seaside Houses
The Angel of the Bridge
The Brigadier and the Gold Widow
A Vision of the World
Reunion
An Educated American Woman
Metamorphoses
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
Montraldo
The Ocean
Marito in Città
The Geometry of Love
The Swimmer
The World of Apples
Another Story
Percy
The Fourth Alarm
Artemis, the Honest Well Digger
Three Stories
The Jewel of the Cabots

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About this Author

Shortly before his death in 1982, John Cheever was awarded the National Medal for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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