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Title: Torch Song Title Record # 921937
Author: John Cheever
Date: 1947-10-04
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: Subtly suggested supernatural story: Jack thinks Joan is a sort of vampire.
Synopsis: Joan moves from one miserable abusive relationship to another. She only chooses lovers who are a mess, physically or mentally sick and about to die. Meanwhile her childhood friend Jack is doing well. When he runs out of money and falls ill, she tries to start a relationship with him, but he escapes, declaring that his life is beginning not ending.
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Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The New Yorker, October 4, 1947 1947-10-04 ed. Editors of the New Yorker        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
The Enormous Radio and Other Stories 1953-00-00 John Cheever Funk & Wagnalls   $3.50 237
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Short Story Masterpieces 1954-00-00 ed. Albert Erskine, Robert Penn Warren Dell (Dell First Editions #F16)     542
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
The Enormous Radio and Other Stories 1958-04-00 John Cheever Berkley Books G-119 $0.35 190
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Suddenly 1965-00-00 ed. Marvin Allen Karp, Irving Settel Popular Library SP351 $0.50 144
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth A. P. Ryder Checkmark
Short Story Masterpieces 1973-10-00 ed. Albert Erskine, Robert Penn Warren Dell Laurel 7864 $1.50 542
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth W. Brooks Checkmark
The Treasury of American Short Stories 1981-00-00 ed. Nancy Sullivan Doubleday 0-385-17139-0   xx+
748
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
The Stories of John Cheever 1982-07-00 John Cheever Ballantine Books 0-345-28436-4 $3.50 xii+
819
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
The Treasury of American Short Stories 1990-00-00 ed. Nancy Sullivan Dorset Press 0-88029-512-0   xx+
748
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Urban Horrors 1990-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, William F. Nolan Dark Harvest 0-913165-54-9 $49.00 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert W. Lavoie  
Urban Horrors 1990-09-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, William F. Nolan Dark Harvest 0-913165-54-9 $19.95 246
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Robert W. Lavoie  
Urban Horrors 1993-04-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, William F. Nolan DAW Books (DAW Collectors #911) 0-88677-548-5 $5.50 338
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Ashley Pearce Checkmark
The Norton Book of Ghost Stories 1994-10-00 ed. Brad Leithauser W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-03564-6 $25.00 430
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Léon Spilliaert Checkmark
The Norton Book of Ghost Stories 1994-11-00 ed. Brad Leithauser W. W. Norton / BOMC   $21.95 430
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Léon Spilliaert  
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction 1997-10-00 ed. Leonard Wolf Oxford University Press 0-19-511593-7 $25.00 379
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Gary A. Lippincott  
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction 1999-09-00 ed. Leonard Wolf Oxford University Press 0-19-513250-5 $16.95 380
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Gary A. Lippincott  
American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940s to Now 2009-00-00 ed. Peter Straub The Library of America (The Library of America #197) 978-1-59853-048-3 $35.00 xv+
713
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Fredrik Broden , Renee Rhyner Checkmark
Short Story Masterpieces date unknown ed. Albert Erskine, Robert Penn Warren Dell Laurel 0-440-37864-8 $6.99 xiv+
513
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
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