RUNAWAY - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Alice Munro

Munro, Alice

Published by Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart
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1st Printing. Signed. 335 pages. Published in 2004. The author's eleventh 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, particularly the American Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Alice Munro's "Runaway". Her eleventh collection of short stories. "Runaway" is more tough-minded and more chilling than her previous collections. Despite a darker and bleaker view of human nature (which seems to come with every writer's maturity), Munro's stories "sing, and her women are heroic" (The Boston Globe). "Our Chekhov" (Cynthia Ozick). "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 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. 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 such 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. It is the single most beautiful copy we have ever seen. Please note: Most copies available online are subsequent printings or have very serious flaws. 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 077106506X. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: RUNAWAY - Rare Fine Copy of The First ...
Publisher: Toronto, Canada: McClelland & Stewart
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.

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