The Handmaid's Tale. Margaret Atwood.
The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's turquoise cloth over gray paper-covered boards, spine stamped in silver, original illustrated dust jacket.

"I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light." Award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood's acclaimed dystopian classic, set in the Republic of Gilead, a repressive and at times violent theocratic regime that was once the United States. Satirical yet frightening, Atwood's thought-provoking novel is a groundbreaking work of feminist literature, regrettably as culturally and politically pertinent 30 years after its original publication. The popular Hulu-produced television adaptation of the same name stars Elisabeth Moss as the protagonist, Offred. Originally published in Canada in 1985. Early owner embossed library stamp to half-title (ironically with the monogram DAD). Publisher’s scarce promotional postcard laid in. Mild toning to board edges; light wear to unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #1684

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