THE HANDMAID'S TALE. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1985. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Dystopian novel of a world ruled by militaristic fundamentalism in which sexual pleasure is forbidden." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-57. Made into a film in 1990. Winner, 1985 Governor General's Award; 1986 Nebula nominee. First winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1987. One of the most important feminist novels of the later twentieth century. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #1. Lower spine end worn, lower fore-edge corners bumped, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, a very good copy in very good dust jacket with two closed tears, 18 mm and 20 mm respectively, at top edge of front panel with associated crease. (#163954).
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