Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Inc., 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Fine. Item #52239
Signed by Atwood on the title page. "Dystopian novel of a world ruled by militaristic fundamentalism in which sexual pleasure is forbidden." Quoted from Barron, Anatomy of Wonder 4, 4-23. Basis for the 1990 film directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, and Elizabeth McGovern. Succeeded by the Hulu television series which began streaming in 2017. Tiny quarter inch tear to the top of the front endpaper, and two extremely tiny bumps to the top of the covers, else fine in fine dust jacket.