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THE HANDMAID'S TALE by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition; Third Printing - 1986 - from Abound Book Company (SKU: 13102)

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

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THE HANDMAID'S TALE

by Atwood, Margaret

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ISBN 10
0224023489
ISBN 13
9780224023481
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Jonathan Cape: London. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. 0224023489 . First English edition, third printing. Tight and clean book, appears unread. Free of former owner writing or bookplates, former owner blindstamp on front fly page. Very near fine, just light foxing to top edge. Fine non price clipped ($9.95 net. ) jacket. Jacket is very clean and will arrive in a fresh mylar cover. A nice collector's copy. (THIS BOOK IS IN OUR POSSESSION. WE SHIP MOST BOOKS SIX DAYS A WEEK AND WILL CONFIRM WITH TRACKING NUMBER FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS OR CUSTOMS NUMBER FOR NON DOMESTIC) . ; 8vo .

Synopsis

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood in 1985. It depicts a totalitarian world known as Gilead, portraying the subjection of women in a patriarchal society. The near-future New England setting illustrates a bleak portrayal of the world after the United States is overthrown by a fundamentalist group. Society is reorganized by the regime using a peculiar interpretation of some Old Testament ideas, and a new militarized, hierarchical model of social and religious fanaticism among its newly created social classes. The novel follows the story of a young woman, Offred, who struggles to maintain her identity. It depicts the rebellion of the women in her social class as their ability to read, write, own property, or handle money are lost. Most significantly, women are deprived of control over their own reproductive functions. The Handmaid's Tale  was nominated for the first-ever Man Booker International Prize representing the best writers in contemporary fiction.  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 35 internationally acclaimed works of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her numerous awards include the Governor General’s Award for The Handmaid’s Tale , and The Giller Prize and Italian Premio Mondello for Alias Grace . The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, and Oryx and Crake were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, which she won with The Blind Assassin . She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has been awarded the Norwegian Order of Literary Merit and the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres among many others; she is a Foreign Honorary Member for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in Toronto.

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Abound Book Company US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
13102
Title
THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; Third Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0224023489
ISBN 13
9780224023481
Publisher
Jonathan Cape: London
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1986
Keywords
0224023489

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