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The Handmaid's Tale by  Margaret Atwood - 1st Edition - 1985 - from Companion Books (SKU: 050584)

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale by  Margaret Atwood - 1st Edition - 1985 - from Companion Books (SKU: 050584)
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The Handmaid's Tale

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • Hardcover
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Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0771008139
ISBN 13
9780771008139
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. The jacket is in very good condition, the back jacket cover has a minor tear 0.75 inches in length, none of the cover has been lost, the jacket has since been wrapped in brodart for preservation. The text itself is in great condition, very minor shelf rubbing, but otherwise clean and clear throughout. 324 pages. .

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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book dealer
Companion Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
050584
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0771008139
ISBN 13
9780771008139
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1985
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Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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