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THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1988 - from Atlanta Vintage Books (SKU: 36813)

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

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THE HANDMAID'S TALE

by Margaret Atwood

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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ISBN 10
0395404258
ISBN 13
9780395404256
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US: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by author on a bookplate pasted to first free end paper. Pages are clean. Previous owner's name on top of first free end paper. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean. Text block is faintly soiled. Dust jacket is overall clean, faint rubbing. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Pictures provided upon request.

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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Details

Bookseller
Atlanta Vintage Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
36813
Title
THE HANDMAID'S TALE
Author
Margaret Atwood
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395404258
ISBN 13
9780395404256
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Place of Publication
US
Date published
1988
Keywords
Literature

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soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
bookplate
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fine
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jacket
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text block
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