Short Story Masterpieces - 'Winter Dreams', 'Soldier's Home', and 'The Tree of Knowledge' Summary & Analysis

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'Winter Dreams', 'Soldier's Home', and 'The Tree of Knowledge' Summary

In 'Winter Dreams,' Dexter Green is working at the local country club as a caddy when he meets Judy Jones, the daughter of the club owner. When Dexter refuses to caddy for her, she throws a tantrum, and Dexter quits. As he ages, Dexter desires to live the life of the upper class, and eventually buys a partnership in a laundry and becomes increasingly wealthy. One day when Dexter is twenty three he is playing golf when Judy plays through. Later, they meet again and go boating, where Judy invites him to dinner. Dexter realizes Judy is sensual and sexual in a way that makes men insane with desire and love. He feels himself falling for her, but a week later when she leaves him at...

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