The Handmaid’s Tale


Author Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, originally published in 1985, is  a twentieth-century classic. Called “a cautionary tale, a story of resistance,” by The New York Times, its prescience about a future set in a United States that is totalitarian, patriarchal, and where women have lost their identity and autonomy, is particularly disturbing to read today. The work, often included on “banned books” lists, is the basis for the award-winning TV series that debuted in 2017. This edition includes an introduction by Atwood written that same year. (paperback, 1985)

“Splendid.” –Newsweek

“An excellent novel … Read it while it’s still allowed.” –Houston Chronicle


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Weight.55 lbs