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The absolute best John Cheever short stories of all time, ranked by the community. This list has the most popular John Cheever short stories. Cheever was a novelist and short story writer, boring in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1912. Often called "the Chekov of the suburbs," Cheever's work looked at the dualities of human nature and was often set in Manhattan, Massachusetts, and Italy. What are the best John Cheever short stories ever written?
 
This list features the absolute best John Cheever short stories. The titles are listed based on the community's votes and include "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight," and "The Cure." Cast your votes below for John Cheever's best short stories and see where he ranks among the best short story writers of all time.

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The Swimmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Swimmer 1964, The New Yorker

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Goodbye, My Brother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Goodbye, My Brother 1951, The New Yorker

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The Country Husband is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Country Husband 1954, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill

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The Housebreaker of Shady Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Housebreaker of Shady Hill 1956, The New Yorker

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The Enormous Radio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Enormous Radio 1947, The New Yorker

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The Five-Forty-Eight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Five-Forty-Eight 1954, The New Yorker

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The Angel of the Bridge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories

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The Hartleys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Hartleys 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The day the pig fell into the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Day the Pig Fell into the Well 1954, The New Yorker

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O City of Broken Dreams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
O City of Broken Dreams 1948, The New Yorker

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The Common Regular Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Common Regular Day 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Lowboy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Lowboy 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Torch Song is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Torch Song 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Sorrows of Gin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Sorrows of Gin 1953, The New Yorker

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The Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Children 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin 1963, The New Yorker

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Montraldo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Montraldo 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Percy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Percy 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Marito in Città is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Marito in Città 1964, The New Yorker

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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Cure 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Clancy in the Tower of Babel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Clancy in the Tower of Babel 1951, The New Yorker

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The Trouble of Marcie Flint is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Trouble of Marcie Flint 1957, The New Yorker

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The Fourth Alarm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Fourth Alarm 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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An Educated American Woman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
An Educated American Woman 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Geometry of Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Geometry of Love 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Brimmer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Brimmer 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Just Tell Me Who It Was is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Just Tell Me Who It Was 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Jewels of the Cabots is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Jewels of the Cabots 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Superintendent is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Superintendent 1978, John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings

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The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Duchess 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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A Woman Without a Country is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
A Woman Without a Country 1959, The New Yorker

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Artemis, the Honest Well Digge... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Artemis, the Honest Well Digger 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Three Stories is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Three Stories 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Bella Lingua is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Bella Lingua 1958, The New Yorker

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Clementina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Clementina 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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The Wrysons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Wrysons 1958, The New Yorker

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Just One More Time is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Just One More Time 1955, The New Yorker

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The Sutton Place Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
The Sutton Place Story 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Another Story is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Another Story 1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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Metamorphoses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
Metamorphoses 1978, The Stories of John Cheever