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HANDMAID'S TALE by  Margaret Atwood - Hardcover - First U. S. edition - 1986 - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 25395)

HANDMAID'S TALE

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HANDMAID'S TALE

by Atwood, Margaret

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986. First U. S. edition. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, publisher's pictorial card laid in. (25395). Octavo, cloth backed boards. "Dystopian novel of a world ruled by militaristic fundamentalism in which sexual pleasure is forbidden. Conception and childbirth have become difficult, and the handmaid of the title belongs to a special breeding stock." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-57. Made into a feature film in 1990, recently made into a television series. Winner, 1985 Governor General's Award; 1986 Nebula nominee. First winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 426.

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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
John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
25395
Title
HANDMAID'S TALE
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Book condition
Used - A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, publisher's pictorial card laid in. (25395)
Quantity available
1
Edition
First U. S. edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1986
Keywords
SF . Film Source
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