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Cheever, John

Works: 642 works in 1,903 publications in 25 languages and 59,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Biography  Records and correspondence  Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Satire 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer
Classifications: PS3505.H6428, 813.52
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The stories of John Cheever by John Cheever( Book )

125 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: 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."
The Wapshot chronicle by John Cheever( Book )

149 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 4,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture of life in an old New England town during the first half of the 20th century
Falconer by John Cheever( Book )

142 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 3,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a nightmarish prison a convict named Farragut struggles to remain a man. Out of Farragut's suffering and astonishing salvation, Cheever crafted his most powerful work of fiction
Bullet Park : a novel by John Cheever( Book )

114 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 3,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Bullet Park, a township in which even the most buttoned-down gentry sometimes manage to terrify themselves simply by looking in the mirror. In these exemplary environs John Cheever traces the fateful intersection of two men: Eliot Nailles, a nice fellow who loves his wife and son to blissful distraction, and Paul Hammer, a bastard named after a common household tool, who, after half a lifetime of drifting, settles down in Bullet Park with one objective -- to murder Nailles's son. Here is the lyrical and mordantly funny hymn to the American suburb -- and to all the dubious normalcy it represents -- delivered with unparalleled artistry and assurance
The Wapshot scandal by John Cheever( Book )

74 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the Wapshot family as they carom around the world with considerable velocity, at times veering into outbreaks of wild hilarity
Oh, what a paradise it seems by John Cheever( Book )

74 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 2,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an old man's search for love is told through a constellation of events: the struggle to save a pond from pollution, the murder of a gallant scientist, and an exquisite but fleeting affair with the beautiful woman he sees in a bank line
The world of apples by John Cheever( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous stories by the American writer focusing on the volume, inhibitions, and dreams of man
The brigadier and the golf widow by John Cheever( Book )

31 editions published between 1952 and 1970 in English and Russian and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of sixteen short stories, all from "The New Yorker", expressing an irredeemable sense of loss and loneliness
Collected stories and other writings by John Cheever( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected Stories and Other Writings combines the entire Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, The Stories of John Cheever, with seven selections from his first book, The Way Some People Live (1943)-here restored to print-and seven additional stories first published in periodicals between 1930 and 1953. Included are masterpieces such as The Enormous Radio, Goodbye, My Brother, and The Swimmer, as well as lesser-known gems
Complete novels by John Cheever( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the five novels of John Cheever, together in one volume for the first time. In these dazzling works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of not just the ascendant postwar elite but also the fallen Yankee aristocrats who stubbornly and often grotesquely and hilariously cling to their shabby gentility as the last vestige of former glory. Complete Novels gathers: the riotous family saga The Wapshot Chronicle and its sequel The Wapshot Scandal; the dark suburban drama Bullet Park; the prison novel Falconer, a radical departure that met with both critical and popular acclaim; and the lyrical ecological fable Oh What a Paradise It Seems
The enormous radio, and other stories by John Cheever( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple's new radio tunes into the private lives of everybody else in their New York City apartment building
Some people, places, and things that will not appear in my next novel by John Cheever( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen uncollected stories by John Cheever( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology showing the author's mastery in sketching character and describing moods. One is about a stripteaser in her fifties who is still worth looking at. Another is about a Communist rabble-rouser who is getting nowhere
The housebreaker of Shady Hill, and other stories by John Cheever( Book )

29 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories reflecting the manners and mores of the country club set
The John Cheever audio collection by John Cheever( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories, punctuated by excerpts from an archival recording of the author reading his works
The Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While successful in some ways, a little girl and her parents are ceasing to function as a family; drinking is one of the problems
Children : a play in two acts by A. R Gurney( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shady Hill kidnapping by John Cheever( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alleged abduction of a young boy causes a suburban community to become involved in various humorous projects
The best American short stories 1973 : and the yearbook of the American short story( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage Cheever by John Cheever( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his novels and short stories, John Cheever created men and women, young and old, suburbanites and city dwellers, all of whom, whether they reside in St. Botolphs or Bullet Park or mid-century Manhattan or some other mythic place, are recognizable as citizens of Cheever country." "Vintage Cheever contains an essential selection of the master's short stories and selections from the novels The Wapshot Chronicle, Bullet Park, Falconer, and Oh What a Paradise It Seems."--Jacket
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The stories of John Cheever
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The Wapshot chronicleFalconerBullet Park : a novelThe Wapshot scandalOh, what a paradise it seemsThe world of applesCollected stories and other writingsComplete novels