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Ballantine Books, 1982 - 226 pages
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Very very good prose! - Goodreads
Some folks need a happy ending. - Goodreads
Beautiful prose (won a Pulitzer), but very dated. - Goodreads
The layout made it difficult for me to stay focused. - Goodreads
Clearly, Cheever is a masterful short-story writer... - Goodreads

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

These eight plays create a brief sketch of the evolution of plays by women in the early 20th century. The selections range from one acts to full length, and cover a variety of styles. The plays ... Read full review

Review: Falconer

User Review  - Isaac Cooper - Goodreads

The best thing I can say about Falconer is that it's made me interested in John Cheever's other writings, and if he can do something good with his very pretty prose. Falconer has the dreaded Nabakov ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of 17, and in 1979, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his collected edition of short stories, titled Stories of John Cheever. Cheever also wrote screenplays, and five novels, including The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the National Book Award in 1957. Cheever died in 1982, at the age of 70.

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