"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.
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.