The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale is a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood and first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1985. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency.

The 119th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  2. - 16th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 17th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  4. - 29th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - 46th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  6. - 53rd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  7. - 58th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  8. - 71st on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  9. - 114th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  10. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  11. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  12. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  13. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  14. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  15. - The Great American Read (PBS)
  16. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Spark Notes: The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood) Paperback 1787037 $74.41 $3.41 2002
The Handmaid's Tale Paperback 41 $8.99 $5.48 1998
Handmaid's Tale (Study & Revise for As/a Level) Paperback 16788678 $10.27 $10.99 2016
By Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale Hardcover 810646 $110.44 $25.02 1988
The Handmaid's Tale 1st (first) edition Text Only Paperback 661254 $9.60 $2.96
The Handmaid's Tale Paperback 732301 $9.82 $0.22
The Handmaid's Tale Kindle Edition 2883 $8.54 1986
The Handmaid's Tale Mass Market Paperback 59994 $8.99 $0.01 1986
The Handmaid's Tale (Everyman's Library) Hardcover 80920 $12.44 $4.99 2006
The Handmaid&#146s Tale Audio CD 1480177 $154.39 $28.94 2004
By Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale Paperback 61951 $10.54 $5.77 1998
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 1st (first) Anchor Books edition [Paperback(1998)] Paperback 2138885 $8.85 $8.50 1997
The Handmaid's Tale (York Notes Advanced) Paperback 889568 $6.74 $0.89 2003
Handmaid's Tale (Bloom's Guides) Hardcover 1117101 $65.22 $6.15 2006
[The Handmaid's Tale] (By: Margaret Atwood) [published: March, 1998] Paperback 1910582 $17.57 1998
[(The Handmaid's Tale )] [Author: Margaret Atwood] [Feb-1993] Hardcover 1774229 $21.92 $26.15 1993
By Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Unabridged) [Audio CD] Audio CD 1398006 $46.09 $45.98 2014
The Handmaid's Tale Hardcover 463667 $86.67 $0.01 1988
The Handmaids Tale (BBC Radio Collection) Audio CD 2384420 $79.91 2004
The Handmaid's Tale Paperback 522759 $7.50 $7.49 2016
The Handmaid's Tale Audio CD 330923 $14.05 $21.05 2014
The Handmaid's Tale (text only) 1st Anchor Books edition by M. Atwood Paperback 693896 $9.81 $6.87
The Handmaid's Tale Hardcover 8711 $16.90 2017
By Margaret Eleanor Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics) (1996-06-16) [Paperback] Paperback 1985698 $35.01 $15.03 1996