Atwood, Margaret - The Handmaid's Tale - ( Item 125606 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. An award-winning edition of an award-winning novel, with artists Elena and Anna Balbusso receiving a Gold Award from The American Society of Illustrators for their depiction of the handmaids. The novel launched Margaret Atwood onto the international stage, winning her the inaugural Arthur C. Clarke award for science fiction. New introduction by the author. Illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso, winners of a Gold Award from The American Society of Illustrators. Bound in cloth. Blocked with a design by Anna and Elena Balbusso. Set in Scala. Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations. Book size: 9½" × 6¼"; 336 pages. 'There’s a lot that doesn't bear thinking about. Thinking can hurt your chances, and I intend to last.' Narrator Offred is a Handmaid serving the Republic of Gilead – formerly part of the United States. Her role is to bear children for her Commander, whose wife is unable to conceive. If Offred refuses, she will be hanged or sent to die of radiation sickness in the Colonies. Yet she can remember a different life, when she had a home, a husband, and – most agonisingly – her own child.
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