Notes on 'The Handmaid's Tale' (1985) by Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)

A landmark work of feminist dystopian fiction, The Handmaid’s Tale explores the living conditions in a totalitarian and religiously conservative patriarchy where reproduction as a result of a drop in fertility rates has become the centre of government policy. Despite the fact that Margaret Atwood has argued that The Handmaid’s Tale is a work of speculative fiction, not science fiction, it won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1987) and was nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards.

First HC edition: Published by McClelland & Stewart (1985)
Collectors notes:
Less than 10 Fine copies currently available on the market.
Dustcover subject to yellowing
Available works by Margaret Atwood