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The Handmaid's Tale

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • hardcover
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart | T.H. Best Printing Company Ltd., 1985. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. pp. 324. 8vo., measuring 9.5" x 6.5". Maroon and cream boards with white lettering to spine. Lightest bumping to tail of spine, contents bright, clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+ and housed in very good+ unclipped dustjacket complete wtih price of $22.95. Dustjacket shows a barely perceptible and very short (0.5") closed tear to front panel; now housed in protective BroDart mylar cover. A scarce and attractive copy of an exceptional novel by one of Canada's finest writers. As with all true first editions of this title, the copyright pages states a date of 1985 with copyright attributed to O.W. Toad Limited and published by McCelelland and Stewart.

Synopsis

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
Black's Fine Books & Manuscripts CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
1036
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition, Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart | T.H. Best Printing Company Ltd.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
1985
Keywords
history; canadiana; science fiction; religion; rare;

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