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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • Hardcover
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ISBN 10
0224023489
ISBN 13
9780224023481
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London, United Kingdom: Jonathan Cape, 1986. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) with as called for no statement of reprint to the copyright page A very good plus copy, tight binding, light toning as always, spotting to the fore edge of the text block and end pages in a very good plus jacket which is not price clipped. Very light spotting to the jacket flaps small repair to bottom corner. Bright and not faded. Signed by the author Margaret Atwood to the title page .

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Kelleher Rare Books IE (IE)
Bookseller's Inventory #
016791
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket Condition
Very Good +
Edition
1st Edition
ISBN 10
0224023489
ISBN 13
9780224023481
Publisher
Jonathan Cape
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Date Published
1986
Keywords
ATWOOD, MARGARET,The Handmaid's Tale,SIGNED,FIRST EDITION
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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