1985 THE HANDMAID'S TALE First Edition Margaret Atwood Dust Jacket
This is a first edition, 2nd Printing, of Margaret Atwood's classic novel, The Handmaid's Tale, published in 1985 by McClelland and Stewart. Printed in Canada, this edition precedes US and UK copies. The book comes complete with its original dust jacket, with the price unclipped and preserved in a Brodart wrapper. There is a "First Edition" sticker on the wrapper. It is not on the dust jacket. The hardcover binding is sturdy and in good condition. The pages are free of inscriptions, marginalization, and dogeared pages.
The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by author Margaret Atwood, published in 1985. It is set in a near-future New England, in a strongly patriarchal, quasi-Christian, totalitarian state. The Handmaid's Tale argues that legally controlling women's reproductive freedom is morally and politically wrong. The suffering of Offred and the other Handmaids is directly caused by the totalitarian state's desire to own and control women's fertility. This book has been banned for profanity, vulgarity, and its sexual content. One student's mother forbade him from choosing the book on the school's reading list, alleging porn, gore, and cursing. If you are a collector of banned books, The Handmaid's Tale is essential for your library shelf.