'Falconer' can also refer to...

Alexander Falconer (1594—1671) judge

Alexander Falconer Murison (1847—1934) jurist and author

Edmund Falconer (1814—1879)

Falconer, Lanoe (1848—1908)

Falconer Larkworthy (1833—1928) banker and political economist

Falconer Madan (1851—1935) librarian and bibliographer

Falconer's test

Forbes Falconer (1805—1853) orientalist

Hugh Falconer (1808—1865) palaeontologist and naturalist

Ion Grant Neville Keith Falconer (1856—1887) Arabic scholar

John Falconer (1577—1656) Jesuit

John Falconer (c. 1530—1560) botanist

Leslie Scott Falconer Mitchell (1905—1985) actor and television broadcaster

Lydia Mackenzie Falconer Miller (1812—1876) children's writer

Paul Falconer Poole (1807—1879) history and genre painter

Randle Wilbraham Falconer (1816—1881) physician

Sir David Falconer (1639—1685) lawyer and judge

Sir Robert Alexander Falconer (1867—1943) university principal and biblical scholar in Canada

Thomas Falconer (1805—1882) judge

Thomas Falconer (1737—1792) classical scholar

Thomas Falconer (1771—1839) classical scholar

William Falconer (1732—1769) poet and lexicographer

William Falconer (1744—1824) physician

William Falconer (1801—1885) classical scholar


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Novel by John Cheever, published in 1977.

Ezekiel Farragut, descended from a wealthy, aristocratic New England family that fell on hard times, by the age of 48 is confined to Falconer State Prison in Connecticut for the murder of his older brother Eben, who had taunted him with being their parents' unwanted child. In prison he is cured of his drug addiction but becomes involved homosexually with another inmate, Jody, until his friend escapes. Some time later a cellmate dies. Farragut removes the body from its shroud, zips himself in its place, and upon being carried out of the prison faces his future with a fearless sense of freedom.

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John Cheever (1912—1982) American short-story writer and novelist