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The Country Husband

The short story “The Country Husband” by John Cheever describes the mid life crisis of Francis Weed, who is jolted out of his middle class suburban life when his airplane crash lands near Philadelphia.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3505 .H6428

Circulating Books

  • Coale, Samuel.  John Cheever. 1977.

                     Call Number: PS3505 .H6428 Z6

  •  O’Hara, James E. (ed.). John Cheever:  a Study of the Short Fiction. 1989.

                    Call Number: PS3505 .H6428 Z8 1989

  •  Meanor, Patrick. John Cheever Revisited. 1995.

                     Call Number: PS3505 .H6428 Z77 1995

  •  Updike, John, (ed.).The Best American Short Stories of the Century. 2000.

                    Call Number: PS648 .S5 B4 2000

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms-(Keywords Anywhere)

  • Country Husband
  • Cheever, John

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 64, pg. 53-4

  • Critical Survey of Short FictionCall Number: REF PN3321 .C7

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1121-2

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 1986

o   Vol. 2, Pg. 757-59

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pg. 90, 100-2

o   Vol. 38, pg. 50, 55-6, 61, 68, 71, 78, 80-4, 88-90,

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 14, Pg. 62-82

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available at other libraries.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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