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The Handmaid's Tale [WITH] The Testaments. Both Signed by  Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA (SKU: 12517)

The Handmaid's Tale [WITH] The Testaments. Both Signed

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The Handmaid's Tale [WITH] The Testaments. Both Signed

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 8vo. 324 pp. Paper boards with the usual visible rubbing to the spine ends, spine ends bumped, with very light bumps to the board corners, and bottom edges, a few microscopic dots to the top edge, clean throughout, the binding tight and square. Dust jacket with light edge-wear, slightly sunned spine, with two short closed tears at the top edge of the rear pane, and light nicking along the top edge of the front cover, but rather nice otherwise. A good clean copy of the first edition, signed by Margaret Atwood on the title-page. [Includes] The Testaments. First edition, signed, and in fine condition.

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
Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
12517
Title
The Handmaid's Tale [WITH] The Testaments. Both Signed
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McClelland & Stewart Inc
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
1985

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About Karol Krysik Books, ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA

Interesting and unusual books and printed matter. Visual items, illustrated books, private press, mythology/folklore, modern first editions. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC) and theIndependent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA)

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tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
sunned
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First Edition
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Bumps
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jacket
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spine
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
fine
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