The Handmaid's Tale [Uncorrected proof]
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986. 240 pages. An Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of the first American edition of the dystopian novel that has been adapted for film, an opera a hit television series, and for contemporary protests by American women demonstrating against laws restricting access to safe and legal abortion. ISBN: 281AIB1045711.
Very good in wrappers (paperback) illustrated with the jacket design for the first American edition. With the publisher's advance proof page with publication information bound in. Light crease to paper wrapping at the spine, binding tight. Small bump to one corner. Inscribed by the author on the half-title to a previous owner: "with best wishes -- Margaret Atwood." A scarce uncorrected proof of this blockbuster novel that continues to resonate more than 30 years after its first appearance.