<Embed>
Included with a Kindle Unlimited membership.
List Price: $15.95
Save: $7.96 (50%)
FREE delivery: Tuesday, Oct 27 on your first order.
In Stock.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon.com
Sold by Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com

Sold by
Amazon.com

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Murfbooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: This item shows signs of wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and is a good working copy. All pages and cover are intact , but may have aesthetic issues such as small tears, bends, scratches, and scuffs. Spine may also show signs of wear.

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$7.50
+ $4.27 shipping
Sold by: bgkirk
Add to Cart
$12.39
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Academic Book Solutions
Add to Cart
$8.99
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Gama1521
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


The Handmaid's Tale Paperback – March 16, 1998

4.3 out of 5 stars 31,168 ratings
Book 1 of 2: The Handmaid's Tale

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$7.99
$7.50 $1.51

100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
100 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books to Read in a Lifetime
Unleash your mind with these 100 extraordinary science fiction and fantasy books. Learn more
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • +
  • The Testaments: A Novel (The Handmaid's Tale)
  • +
  • 1984 (Signet Classics)
Total price: $28.41
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker interconnections between politics and sex . . . Just as the world of Orwell's 1984 gripped our imaginations, so will the world of Atwood's handmaid!" —The Washington Post Book World

"The Handmaid's Tale deserves the highest praise." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Atwood takes many trends which exist today and stretches them to their logical and chilling conclusions . . . An excellent novel about the directions our lives are taking . . . Read it while it's still allowed." —Houston Chronicle

"Splendid." —Newsweek

From the Inside Flap

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

Product details

  • Lexile Measure : 750L
  • Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 311 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 038549081X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0385490818
  • Product Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.71 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : Anchor; 1st Anchor Books Edition (March 16, 1998)
  • Reading level : 14 - 18 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 31,168 ratings

How would you rate your experience shopping for books on Amazon today

Customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5
31,168 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2018
Verified Purchase
781 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2019
Verified Purchase
383 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018
Verified Purchase
449 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2018
Verified Purchase
301 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
Verified Purchase
281 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2018
Verified Purchase
145 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
Verified Purchase
138 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

CalenderGirl
5.0 out of 5 stars The Handmaid's Tale
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 10, 2018
Verified Purchase
111 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Mariya Georgieva
1.0 out of 5 stars Degrading to women
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 27, 2019
Verified Purchase
85 people found this helpful
Report abuse
JB
5.0 out of 5 stars Don’t expect a transcript of the TV program
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2018
Verified Purchase
91 people found this helpful
Report abuse
emmaclare1810
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterclass in dystopia
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 6, 2017
Verified Purchase
90 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Saz60
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 28, 2018
Verified Purchase
39 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: dystopia fiction, handmade book, handmade marketplace, quality service, speculative fiction, best reads