The Handmaid's Tale

True Canadian first edition which precedes the American. Signed & Inscribed by Atwood on the half-title page: "For Bert Babcock / best wishes / Margaret Atwood." This classic work of feminist dystopian fiction imagines a near-future world in which the American government is overthrown by a totalitarian, theonomic state known as the Republic of Gilead. This predominantly patriarchal society divides individuals into different class groups according to their social functions. With fertility rates dangerously low in the future due to environmental pollution and high radiation levels, the narrator is made into a Handmaid, the group consisting of fertile women whose job it is to bear children for infertile women. The novel explores the subjugation of women within this patriarchal society, which strips women of their basic rights to read, write, own property, handle money, or control their own reproductive functions. Basis for a somewhat unmemorable 1990 film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, as well as the much more successful Hulu TV series starring Elizabeth Moss.

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ISBN: 0771008139
Item#: 10017
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing