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Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2001. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 323 pages. Rare Alice Munro collectible set. A rare signed copy of "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" with a rare fine copy of The New Yorker Magazine Millennial December 27, 1999/January 3, 2000 Issue. Retrospective collection of short stories. One of the greatest short story collections of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Alice Munro's eleventh collection. Nine luminous stories in which "men and women are subtly revealed. Personal histories, both complex and simple, unfold in rich detail of circumstance and feeling" (Publisher's blurb). Alice Munro is regarded by critics and loyal readers alike as the greatest living writer of the short story in English: "Our Chekhov" (Cynthia Ozick). The final story, "The Bear Came Over The Mountain", first appeared in The New Yorker Magazine Millennial Holiday Issue, was subsequently turned into a very fine film (entitled "Away From Her") by Sarah Polley. To celebrate Alice Munro's Nobel Prize win, it was published by The New Yorker in its entirety again (it's a novella-length story, taking up a third of the Issue, an unmistakable sign of The New Yorker's commitment to Munro in particular and its great writer-contributors in general) for its October 21, 2013 Issue. An absolute "must-have" set for Alice Munro collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Alice Munro. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. It comes with a rare fine copy of The New Yorker Magazine Millennial Holiday Issue, in which the collection's "summing-up" story, "The Bear Came Over The Mountain", first appeared. Throughout her long career, Munro made very few public appearances, and is a reluctant signer at best. As such, most of her books are signed on a bookplate, which are much less desirable than copies signed on either the title page or tipped-in page. This title is a classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Most copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. One of the greatest living writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALICE MUNRO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0771065256.
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