This beautiful edition of Margaret Atwood's seminal work of speculative
fiction features a leatherette cover, gilt edging, and ribbon marker--a
perfect gift for book lovers and fans of the Hulu series. The Handmaid's
Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its
images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what
was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a
monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining
birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of
the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at
its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its
population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the
unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent
prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she
reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as
certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical
conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and
altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a
tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

Margaret Atwood—The Handmaid's Tale Deluxe Edition

  • 9780358346296