The Stories of John Cheever
NY, Knopf, 1978. A review copy of this massive volume, which includes all the stories from five of his six previous collections (The Way Some People Live -- his first book, which he declined to reprint during his lifetime -- being the exception) as well as four stories that had never previously appeared in book form. Its publication was the literary event of the season, and the collection won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A strip of offsetting to the front flyleaf, else fine in a tanned, near fine dust jacket. Laid in is the publisher's promotional sheet, proclaiming "A Literary Event" and a clipped review of the book. [#912373] $175
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