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The Handmaid's Tale by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition - 1986 - from 84 Charing Cross Road Books, IOBA (SKU: 083548)

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, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Collectable - Good Condition/Good. ~~Withdrawn Ex-Library~~Good/Good+ 1st impression 1st UK edition 1986 Cape hardback, unclipped DJ. Library serial number written to title page, stamps to copyright page and inside rear cover, small surface nicks and pushing to both ends of DJ spine and board, minor tape removal mark to front board, fly-leaf removed, page tanning as usual, tight and otherwise unmarked. Size: 140\nx 220mm. 324 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Literary Studies: From C 1900 -; ISBN: 0224023489. ISBN/EAN: 9780224023481. Dewey Code: 813/.54. The photos provided are of our own book, further photos may be arranged upon request. Inventory No: 083548.. 9780224023481

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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84 Charing Cross Road Books, IOBA GB (GB)
Seller’s Inventory #
083548
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Collectable - Good Condition
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0224023489
ISBN 13
9780224023481
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1986
Keywords
BZDB14 Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Contemporary Fiction Fiction; Literary Studies: From C 1900 -; The Handmaids Tale Atwood Margaret

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