THE HANDMAID'S TALE. Margaret Atwood.


Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1985. Octavo, boards. First edition. "A dystopian novel of a world ruled by militaristic fundamentalism in which sexual pleasure is forbidden. Conception and childbirth have become difficult, and the handmaid of the title belongs to a specialist breeding stock" - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-57. Made into a film in 1990 and more recently a television series. Winner, 1985 Governor General's Award. 1986 Nebula nominee. First winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #1. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 426. A nearly fine copy in a nearly fine dust jacket with a tiny closed tear to the upper front panel. (23611). Item #23611

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