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Oh What a Paradise It Seems

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ISBN13: 9780679737858
ISBN10: 0679737855
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John Cheever's last novel is a fable set in a village so idyllic it has no fast-food outlet and having as its protagonist an old man, Lemuel Sears, who still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes. But Sears's paradise is threatened; the pond he loves is being fouled by unscrupulous polluters. In Cheever's accomplished hands the battle between an elderly romantic and the monstrous aspects of late-twentieth-century civilization becomes something ribald, poignant, and ineffably joyful.

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An old man falls violently in love and does valiant battle against unscrupulous polluters in John Cheever's ineffably joyful last novel.

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lukas, January 1, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Cheever's final novel is a slim, elegiac book about an older man who finds unexpected romance with a younger woman as well as the environmental degradation of a local pond. Some of his earlier novels could be off putting or self-consciously bleak, but this is his most understated and emotionally warm.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679737858
Author:
Cheever, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Environmentalists
Subject:
Aged men -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Older men
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
1484
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.32 in. .30 lbs.

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