Oh What A Paradise It Seems by John Cheever [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1982
Oh What A Paradise It Seems by John Cheever
FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING  ALFRED A. KNOPF
Hardcover with dust jacket in good condition.
Dust jacket has some edge wear and a few small sealed tears; but is overall in very nice shape; and features an attractive metallic embossed frontispiece.
Book itself has a small spot stain to text block [see photos] -- cloth boards are clean, binding is tight and reads perfectly otherwise.
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.