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The Handmaid's Tale (SIGNED) by  Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1986 - from The Old Sage Bookshop and Biblio.com

The Handmaid's Tale (SIGNED)

by Atwood, Margaret

Condition: Very Good+/Very Good+


Houghton Mifflin Company , 1986. Book. Very Good+. Hard Cover with Dustjacket. Signed by Author(s). First American Edition, First Printing. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover with dustjacket : very good plus / very good plus. Book : spine tips slightly pushed in; spine very slightly toned. Jacket in mylar protector; jacket has mild toning; very slight wear to top edge. Full number line. Original price $16.95 on jacket flap. Laid in are a publisher's bookcard, a handbill for a book signing event, and some newspaper articles. Author's signature only on half-title page, in blue ink..

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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