ATWOOD, Margaret.

The Handmaid's Tale.


The Handmaid’s Tale.

Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986

In stock


A scarce signed first American edition of what has become Margaret Atwood’s best-known novel. The Handmaid’s Tale is a dark & disturbing vision of a future all too readily believable, set in the monotheocracy of Gilead and following the misadventures of Offred, attached to the Handmaid class and made to suffer various injustices and indignities. The work has been recently made into a popular TV series, extending currently into three series, and the author has recently announced she will be writing a sequel to the original novel.

This copy is inscribed on the half-title: ‘For Matt Schaeffer with thanks & best wishes – Margaret Atwood’


First American edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; 8vo; publisher’s cloth-backed boards, minor bumping overall near fine, dust-jacket with artwork by Fred Marcellino, mild toning but overall a fine, sharp and unclipped example.



Stock ID: 99079