The Stories of John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever

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By (author) John Cheever

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 33mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 16 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0375724427
  • ISBN 13: 9780375724428
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 37,843

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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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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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"Cheever has created a universe of unforgettable people, places and things." -"Chicago Sun-Times" "Profound and daring...some of the most wonderful stories any American has written." -"The Boston Globe"

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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