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The Wapshot Scandal is a novel written by John Cheever. He is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. This study focuses on the duality of human nature between dramatized as the disparity of character’s decorous social persona and inner corruption. His work covers the subject of nostalgia for a vanishing way of life, characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community. It can be opposed to the alienating nomadic of modern suburbia. The Wapshot Scandal is the debut novel finds about an eccentric family that lives in a Massachusetts fishing village. The similarities between The Wapshot Scandal and The Wapshot Chronicle are readily apparent the similar cast of characters though Leander and Sarah are both. His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the suburbs of Westchester, New York, and old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy.

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V. Rajmohan, & Dr. K.N. Sharmila. (2019). Modern Suburbia: Environment Devastation in John Cheever’s The Wapshot Scandal. History Research Journal, 5(6), 917-922. Retrieved from