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The Handmaid's Tale by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition / First Printing - 1986 - from Craig Hokenson Bookseller (SKU: 39864)

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition / First Printing - 1986 - from Craig Hokenson Bookseller (SKU: 39864)
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The Handmaid's Tale

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • near fine
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0395404258
ISBN 13
9780395404256
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. This is a very nice near fine copy with one problem: the front board has a one inch semi circular moisture stain in the bottom left corner. It just barely shows to the verso of the jacket. Laid in is the original promotional postcard. Great chance to own a nice first with a slight problem. . First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Synopsis

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood in 1985 depicting a totalitarian world, known as Gilead, portraying the subjection of women in a patriarchal society. It is set in a near-future New England, illustrating a bleak portrayal of the world after the United States are overthrown by a fundamentalist group. The regime reorganized society 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 an individual's identity, and 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. 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
Craig Hokenson Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
39864
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition / First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395404258
ISBN 13
9780395404256
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1986
Bookseller catalogs
MODERN FIRST EDITIONS;

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About Craig Hokenson Bookseller

I am internet based, and participate in several book shows a year. Visitors welcome by appointment. I specialize in modern first editions, but offer a wide range of books. I have been buying and selling books for 20 years. I buy books, and will certainly consider trades. Member of the Texas Booksellers Association.

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