The Handmaid’s Tales – Margaret Atwood 1986 | 2nd Printing


  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Dust Jacket

First US edition, second printing. Binding tight, soiling on bottom edge of the spine, not affecting internal text, internally fine, unmarked. DJ is toned around the edges, rubbed at spine ends. Good in VG DJ.

#1 New York Times Bestseller 

An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.
In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern classic.

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