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1986 THE HANDMAID'S TALE Margaret Atwood 1st / 2nd HCDJ

Regular price $130.00

This is a first edition, second printing of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and it was published by Houton Mifflin in 1986 with a list price of $16.95. The dust jacket is in very good condition and is in a protective, clear archival wrapper. There is a slight blue stain on the backside from the book's boards. The spine has a slight cocktail, visible in the photos. There is a name on the front end page, otherwise free of marginalization and dog-eared 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 celebrate the freedom to read, The Handmaid's Tale is essential for your library  shelf.


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