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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

(2001)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The award-winning Canadian writer Alice Munro's collection Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage is about the lives, hopes, dreams and ends of women: their marriages, their relationships with those who touch their lives in some momentous way--however brief or long-standing--and the extraordinary effects wrought by the hand of fate. She is not only a genius storyteller, she has a cunning ability to make you believe the short story you've just read was actually a full-length novel. So if you've ever thought twice about buying a book of short stories, then the marvellous Alice Munro will make you think again..

Munro's world is one of post-war Canada, when women are beginning to experience a constrained kind of freedom. In "What is Remembered", a chance meeting at a funeral has a profound, yet stabilising effect on Meriel, a young wife and mother. "Young husbands", writes Munro, "were stern in those days". Between learning how to kowtow to bosses and manage wives, there was so much else to learn: mortgages, lawns and politics for a start. The wives, meantime, were afforded the opportunity of "a second kind of adolescence"--but only in the confines of the family home, while the men were absent, and only after wifely jobs were accounted for. In the book's title story, a capable, spinsterly housekeeper finds love in the most unexpected place, in the most unexpected way. However the opportunity presents itself, it is what you choose to make of it that really matters, the author seems to be saying. Johanna could be deeply disappointed with her "opportunity" but, in her straightforward way, amends a few details and makes the most of it.

Alice Munro's stories are retrospective; tales of lives lived, for better or worse. If you want something, take it, quickly. You only get one life, and this is it. --Carey Green

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7862-4231-0 / 978-0-7862-4231-3 (USA edition)
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September 2001 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7710-6525-6 / 978-0-7710-6525-5 (Canada edition)
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November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-375-41300-6 / 978-0-375-41300-1 (USA edition)
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1676 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7011-7292-4 / 978-0-7011-7292-3 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-375-72743-4 / 978-0-375-72743-6 (USA edition)
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-14-305454-6 / 978-0-14-305454-2 (UK edition)
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-14-301231-2 / 978-0-14-301231-3 (UK edition)
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August 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-09-942274-3 / 978-0-09-942274-7 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 1-72131-216-1 / 978-1-72131-216-0
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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March 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage Lib/E: Stories (Chivers Sound Library)
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7927-9877-5 / 978-0-7927-9877-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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August 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories (Audio Editions)
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 1-57270-292-3 / 978-1-57270-292-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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September 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 1-57270-291-5 / 978-1-57270-291-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Partners
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January 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories
Author(s): Alice Munro
ISBN: 0-7927-2526-3 / 978-0-7927-2526-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story (A Vintage Short)
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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November 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (Storycuts)
Author(s): Alice Munro
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May 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alice Munro
Publisher: Vintage
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