The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood FIRST Edition

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This first edition hardcover published in Canada is in very good condition and includes original dust jacket. Dust jacket has a small tear on front near top corner near spine and on bottom of front. Message written in pen just inside of book. Exhibits wear on top and bottom of spine due to use and shelf storage.

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, Homeland) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.


After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.


The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.


Hardcover: 324 pages
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart; First Edition edition (1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0771008139
ISBN-13: 9780771008139
Package Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds