First UK Edition - Third Impression First published in Great Britain 1986, Reprinted 1986 (twice). Very Good / Very Good. Original publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt.A Very Good copy, top and bottom of spine and corners a bit bumped, a couple of small bumps to board top edges, page edges tanned with a hint of spotting, otherwise internally nice and clean, binding tight and square. In Very Good - dust-wrapper, price- clipped, that has a little wear to spine tips and corners, 1cm chip to top of spine, smaller chip to top edge of front panel, a couple of light surface scratches, some spotting to flap edges. Now in removable, clear, protective cover. Bookplate SIGNED by Margaret Atwood on the front free endpaper - (seemingly covering a previous owner's signature).
Rare Signed First UK Edition, Third Printing - the same year as the first. 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 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.