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The Best John Cheever Short Stories 

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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
1964, The New Yorker
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The Country Husband is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1954, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill
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Goodbye, My Brother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1951, The New Yorker
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The Enormous Radio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1947, The New Yorker
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The Housebreaker of Shad... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1956, 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
1954, The New Yorker
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The Hartleys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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The Angel of the Bridge ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
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The day the pig fell int... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1954, The New Yorker
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The Sorrows of Gin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1953, The New Yorker
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Torch Song is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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The Common Regular Day ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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O City of Broken Dreams ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1948, The New Yorker
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The Cure is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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The Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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The Bella Lingua is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1958, The New Yorker
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The Sutton Place Story ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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Clancy in the Tower of B... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1951, The New Yorker
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The Superintendent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings
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Just One More Time is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1955, The New Yorker
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The Trouble of Marcie Fl... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1957, The New Yorker
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The Wrysons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1958, The New Yorker
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The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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Just Tell Me Who It Was ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever
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Brimmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever