ATWOOD, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale.

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"A Clockwork Orange, as seen by Women."

ATWOOD, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1985.

8vo., original red and peach cloth boards lettered in white to spine; unclippped pictorial dust wrapper designed by Tad Aronowicz; red end papers; pp. 324, [iv]; minimal bumping to extremities of boards; very light toning to spine of wrapper; slight chipping to head of spine of wrapper, with a small, 2mm vertical tear top edge of upper panel of wrapper; minimal toning to edges, internally bright and clean, a near fine copy.
First edition.
This is the true first edition of Atwood's dystopian novel, first published in her native Canada in 1985. It has become her most popular and best-known novel, due to its chilling depiction of life for women in a totalian society facing the threat of a declining birthrate.
In 2017, the book was adapted into an award-winning series, currently in its third season. A sequel to the book, The Testaments, was released at the end of 2019.