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Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood (2012) 'The Handmaid's Tale', signed illustrated Folio Society
Margaret Atwood (2012) 'The Handmaid's Tale', Folio Society illustrated edition (second printing), published in the UK. Signed by Margaret Atwood on the title page. Signed to us in person at the 2018 Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival in Wales. Condition: a very fine/ like new book in a bright red slip case which has very minor shelf wear. A beutifully illustrated edition of the landmark book which has been adapted as a movie and recent TV-series. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Atwood's signature and most popular novel. Producition details: Bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Anna and Elena Balbusso. Set in Scala 336 pages Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations 9˝ x 6¼˝ "The Handmaid's Tale portrays a chilling dystopia, with its military hierarchy of Angels, Guardians and Eyes, and its Birthmobiles, Econowives, Prayvaganzas and Salvagings (executions). Offred makes frequent references to the world she once knew and the freedom she took for granted - having her own bank account, wearing her hair uncovered, even something as simple as using nail varnish. Atwood skilfully dramatises the contrast between the grotesque strangeness of Gilead and 'ordinary' life going on elsewhere, as when Offred and a companion encounter a group of tourists from Japan. Forbidden to take pictures, the tourists ask, through an interpreter, if the women are happy. Both fascinated and repelled by the Japanese women's 'Westernized' clothing, Offred replies that they are very happy. 'I have to say something. What else can I say?' Asked whether her book coul … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: firstandfine [Birmingham, GB]
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