A Very Good + copy, some wear and bumping to top and bottom of spine, top edge of page block a little dusty with a little slight soiling, pages a bit tanned as usual with this title, internally nice and clean, binding tight and square, no inscriptions. In Very Good + dust-wrapper, not price- clipped, that has a little light wear and slight creasing to edges, a little wear to top corners, a few light surface scratches.
Now in removable, clear, protective cover. Bookplate SIGNED by Margaret Atwood on the half title page. Rare Signed First UK Edition, Third Printing - the same year as the first, of this esirable title. The Handmaid's Tale is a 1985 dystopian novel set in the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic military dictatorship formed within the borders of what was formerly the United States of America.
The novel is narrated by Offred, a handmaid, who must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, she and the other handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. But all of that is gone now.. The Handmaid's Tale was nominated for the 1986 Booker Prize, and won the first Arthur C. The book has recently been adapted into an acclaimed ongoing TV series (2017) starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes.Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. A celebrated figure in modern literature, she has been a winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award (in 1987 for The Handmaid's Tale), and has twice won the Booker Prize - in 2000 for The Blind Assassin and in 2019 for The Testaments, a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. Thanks for looking and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable".
broadway" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.