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The Handmaid's Tale.

by ATWOOD, Margaret [b. 1939]

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[Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart, [1985]. First Edition. Atwood is one of Canada's best known and most prolific authors, who has been honoured with an unequaled number of national and international awards and honorary degrees. Her dystopian novel set in a future totalitarian America run by religious fundamentalists, where fertile women are enslaved as breeders to the country's leaders, brought her international acclaim and financial success, winning the Governor General's Award, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Commonwealth Literary Prize, and being shortlisted for the Booker Prize (UK) and the Ritz-Paris-Hemingway Prize (Paris). The work was made into a film in 1990, an acclaimed opera by the Royal Danish Opera Society in 2000, and recently was adapted for television. Margaret Atwood has honorary degrees from numerous national and international institutions including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and the Sorbonne. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, and in 2012 she was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canada. 8vo. pp. 324. cloth. A fine copy in unclipped dw. elala5862

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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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D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB) CA (CA)
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Title
The Handmaid's Tale.
Author
ATWOOD, Margaret [b. 1939]
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition. Atwood is one of Canada's best known and most pr
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
[Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart, [1985]
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