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The Handmaid's Tale. by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition; Second Printing - 1985 - from Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA (SKU: 33395)

The Handmaid's Tale.

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The Handmaid's Tale.

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • hardcover
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Condition
Very Good in Good dust jacket
ISBN 10
0771008139
ISBN 13
9780771008139
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Toronto, Ontario.: McClelland and Stewart Limited.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1985. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0771008139 . 8vo - 23 x 15 cm.; 324 pp. Two-colour cloth over boards, ivory on the boards and red/brown on the spine with ivory lettering on the spine. Stated second printing 1985, on the copyright page with the copyright owned by O. W. Toad Ltd with printing and binding by T. H. Best. Very minor shelf wear to the spine tips, otherwise clean with a sound and tight binding and near fine to fine otherwise. The unclipped dust jacket has mild wear to the head and tail edges, mostly at the spine tips, and a long scuff or rub across the back panel. (Please see the picture.) An aside here: A book reviewer/critic from a large publication was trying to contact Margaret to arrange an interview. After many failed attempts he was finally able to contact her and said by way of conversation that she was a difficult person to reach. Her reply was something like - "I was busy, there was a window that needed to be stared out of." .

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
Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
33395
Title
The Handmaid's Tale.
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0771008139
ISBN 13
9780771008139
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart Limited.
Place of Publication
Toronto, Ontario.
Date published
1985
Keywords
0771008139, Literature; First edition; Second Printing;, Nobel Prize;
Bookseller catalogs
CANADIAN LITERATURE;

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