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THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Alice Munro

Munro, Alice

Published by Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2006
ISBN 10: 0771065264 / ISBN 13: 9780771065262
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Title: THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK - Rare Fine Copy ...

Publisher: Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 360 pages. Published in 2006. The author's twelfth collection of short stories. One of Alice Munro's greatest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Alice Munro's "The View From Castle Rock". Her twelfth collection of short stories. It is one of her most beloved books, for "sentimental" reasons, justifiably so: Twelve is a Chekhovian achievement in terms of sheer quantity and quality, which are one and the same thing in Munro's case. Its publication prompted Munro to announce, prematurely, the end of her writing career, showing how with the greatest writers, fiction is profoundly intuitive, guided by impulse and dictated by the unconscious. Even if she did not know it at the time, she had two more (great) books to go. The back DJ flap sums up Munro's career and achievement by (almost diffidently) stating that "she has been mentioned as a potential winner of the Nobel Prize". Not anymore: "A stunningly precise writer who is often able to say more in 30 pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in 300. Munro writes about what are usually called ordinary people, but her intelligence, compassion, and astonishing power of perception enable her to give their lives a remarkable dignity, indeed redemption, since she shows how much of The Extraordinary can fit into that jam-packed emptiness called The Ordinary" (Nobel Prize Citation). An absolute "must-have" title for Alice Munro collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Alice Munro. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. She signed on top of the page, making her signature even more prominent. 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. Its value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALICE MUNRO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0771065264. Bookseller Inventory # 18492

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