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The World of Apples

The World of Apples

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Innocent, old-fashioned, self-aware, Cheever's people are summoned by strange and improbable events to ponder the values they have been taught to trust...decency, common sense, nostalgia, even truth. Stunned by these encounters, they nevertheless survive.

A worn-out poet finds peace in his heart as he lays his Lermontov medal at the foot of the sacred angel; a prosperous suburbanite contemplates his predicament when his wife joins the cast of a nude show; a guileless and romantic well digger, anxious for a bride, visits Russia, falls in love and returns home "singing the unreality blues"; and a miserably married man fantasizes a beautiful lover who comes to him for strength, love and counsel while he tends the charcoal grill in the backyard.

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Used availability for John Cheever's The World of Apples

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Hardback Editions

March 1974 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The World of Apples
Author(s): John Cheever
ISBN: 0-224-00967-2 / 978-0-224-00967-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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May 1973 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The World of Apples
Author(s): John Cheever
ISBN: 0-394-48346-4 / 978-0-394-48346-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf
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Paperback Editions

February 1978 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: World of Apples
Author(s): John Cheever
ISBN: 0-446-89645-4 / 978-0-446-89645-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books Inc (Mm)
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Audio Editions

August 1986 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: The World Of Apples
Author(s): John Cheever
ISBN: 0-7366-0826-5 / 978-0-7366-0826-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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