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The Handmaid's Tale (signed) by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition - 1986 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 022409)

The Handmaid's Tale (signed)

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The Handmaid's Tale (signed)

by Atwood, Margaret

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1986. First Edition. Octavo. 311pp. Signed by the author. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead. The regime talks the Book of Genesis at its work, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offered, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. It is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and convincing. This is Margaret Atwood at her best. Bound in 1/4 light blue cloth over gray paper covered boards, spine lettering silver. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with just a hint of toning to edges.

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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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
022409
Title
The Handmaid's Tale (signed)
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Co
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1986
Keywords
Signed First Edition Republic of Gilead Genesis

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