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    DescriptionNATIONAL 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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    Title
    The Stories of John Cheever
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Cheever
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 494 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375724428
    ISBN 10: 0375724427
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.52
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 813/.52
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3505.H6428 A6 2000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FYB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    16 May 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Shortly before his death in 1982, John Cheever was awarded the National Medal for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
    Review quote
    "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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    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."
    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