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The Handmaid's Tale. by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition; First Printing - 1986 - from Waverley Books (SKU: 3114003)

The Handmaid's Tale.

The Handmaid's Tale. by  Margaret Atwood - First Edition; First Printing - 1986 - from Waverley Books (SKU: 3114003)
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The Handmaid's Tale.

by Atwood, Margaret

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Fine in Fine dust jacket
ISBN 10
0395404258
ISBN 13
9780395404256
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395404258 . First American edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. Publisher's pictorial bookcard laid-in. Author's masterpiece. Basis to for two film adaptations. (GC) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages .

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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book dealer
Waverley Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
3114003
Title
The Handmaid's Tale.
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0395404258
ISBN 13
9780395404256
Publisher
Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1986
Keywords
0395404258

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