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The Handmaid's Tale

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The Handmaid's Tale

by Atwood, Margaret

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 1986 Houghton Mifflin FIRST edition of Atwood's acclaimed futuristic novel. This book is in VG/VG condition. The HB is clean with a long inscription on the ffep. The DJ is unclipped and has minor wear at the spine ends. **Brenbooks specializes in first edition books made into films..

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’s Inventory #
2749
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date Published
1986
Keywords
BOOK INTO FILM, Banned Books, Fiction, LIterature, Horror
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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
VG/VG
Very Good Condition book with a Very Good Condition dust jacket. Very Good Condition indicates a used book that does show some... [more]
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A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that... [more]

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