27 August, 2015

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

BY Alice Munro
Book Information1/1/0/CA/MS/2001/c43,000  •  236x160x27  •  643  •  Nobel'13  •  NBCCA'01(F)

"Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" was published in 2001 by McClelland and Stewart's Douglas Gibson Books. The American version was published about two months later in November by Alfred Knopf. The jacket design is Sheila Laidlaw-Radford's (Munro's sister) "Eve's Delight". This is the first Munro book to be printed on  "Forest Friendly" paper at Munro's request. You can see the stated "Forest Friendly" on the back flap. The book's US edition was finalist to the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award.  

This is the first Canadian edition first printing with first state dust jacket that is unclipped, reflecting the correct price of $34.99. The book is bound in black board with silver lettering, and has no topstain.  The copyright page should have a complete number line: "1 2 3 4 5 6 06 05 04 03 02 01". 

This book is not particularly rare and a VG copy can be purchased at eBay or abebooks at about $50. This is a VG+ copy with a VG+ dust jacket that suffers from some minor creasing at the spine top, and a NF book that is tight and clean. 
There are no official signed first editions but you can find signed copies of this edition. Munro's signature is rather simple, so caveat emptor.

* Thacker, Robert. (2011). Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives, A Biography. Random House.


















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