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The Handmaid's Tale by  Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA (SKU: 18034)

The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale

by Atwood, Margaret

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ISBN 10
0771008139
ISBN 13
9780771008139
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McClelland & Stewart, 1985. First Canadian (and true first) Edition (first printing). The sixth novel by the author of THE BLIND ASSASSIN and THE TESTAMENTS, a story set in what was once the United States in the near future where there are bizarre consequences for women. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in Britain and basis for the award-winning Hulu television series. Near Fine/Near Fine -- light crimping at the head of the dust jacket spine and a small brown spot at the bottom edge of the pages, else a bright, clean copy. Signed by Atwood on the title page. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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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Bookseller
Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
18034
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0771008139
ISBN 13
9780771008139
Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
1985
Keywords
General Science Fiction, Women
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