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Carried Away : A Personal Selection of Stories
by Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood


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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013

Carried Away is a dazzling selection of stories-seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career. With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood.  Read more...


 
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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013

Carried Away is a dazzling selection of stories-seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished career. With an Introduction by Margaret Atwood.

Alice Munro has been repeatedly hailed as one of our greatest living writers, a reputation that has been growing for years. The stories brought together here span a quarter century, drawn from some of her earliest books, The Beggar Maid and The Moons of Jupiter, through her recent best-selling collection, Runaway.

Here are such favorites as "Royal Beatings" in which a young girl, her father, and stepmother release the tension of their circumstances in a ritual of punishment and reconciliation; "Friend of My Youth" in which a woman comes to understand that her difficult mother is not so very different from herself; and "The Albanian Virgin," a romantic tale of capture and escape in Central Europe that may or may not be true but that nevertheless comforts the hearer, who is on a desperate adventure of her own.

Munro's incomparable empathy for her characters, the depth of her understanding of human nature, and the grace and surprise of her narrative add up to a richly layered and capacious fiction. Like the World War I soldier in the title story, whose letters from the front to a small-town librarian he doesn't know change her life forever, Munro's unassuming characters insinuate themselves in our hearts and take permanent hold.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780307264862
  • ISBN-10: 0307264866
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Publish Date: September 2006
  • Page Count: 559
  • Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.32 x 1.26 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.37 pounds

Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics

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Books > Fiction > Short Stories (single author)

 
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The new Everyman's Library collection of Alice Munro's work, Carried Away: A Selection of Stories, features 17 pieces that give readers a fascinating overview of her development and range. One of the most skilled and intuitive fiction writers at work today, Munro long ago perfected the short story form. The stories collected here, selected by the author herself, cover a 25-year period and are drawn from early books—The Beggar Maid, The Moons of Jupiter—as well as from recent volumes, like the bestseller Runaway. With an introduction by Margaret Atwood, this collection is the perfect gift for admirers of Munro, or for readers not yet acquainted with her compassionate, well-crafted stories.

 
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