Literature 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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34 4
The Swimmer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1964, The New Yorker

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28 4
Goodbye, My Brother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1951, The New Yorker

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27 4
The Country Husband is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1954, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill

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18 3
The Housebreaker of Shady Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1956, The New Yorker

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20 6
The Enormous Radio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1947, The New Yorker

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12 3
The Hartleys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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17 8
The Five-Forty-Eight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1954, The New Yorker

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12 5
The Angel of the Bridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories

9
7 1
The Sorrows of Gin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1953, The New Yorker

10
8 2
Torch Song is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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9 3
The day the pig fell into the ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1954, The New Yorker

12
5 0
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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5 1
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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4 0
The Lowboy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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5 2
The Cure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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4 1
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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3 0
The Geometry of Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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3 1
The Children is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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3 1
Clancy in the Tower of Babel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1951, The New Yorker

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2 0
Percy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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2 0
Montraldo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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2 0
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1963, The New Yorker

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2 0
Marito in Città is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1964, The New Yorker

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2 0
The Trouble of Marcie Flint is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1957, The New Yorker

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3 2
The Sutton Place Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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3 2
The Superintendent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings

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2 1
The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 0
The Jewels of the Cabots is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 0
The Fourth Alarm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 0
Just Tell Me Who It Was is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 0
The Wrysons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1958, The New Yorker

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1 0
Clementina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 0
An Educated American Woman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 1
Metamorphoses is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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1 1
A Woman Without a Country is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1959, The New Yorker

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1 1
Brimmer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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0 0
Just One More Time is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1955, The New Yorker

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0 0
Artemis, the Honest Well Digge... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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0 0
Three Stories is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever

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0 1
Another Story is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Cheever Short Stories
1978, The Stories of John Cheever