The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is our first episode discussing The Handmaid’s Tale. As usual, we will talk about the origins of the book’s title, though, admittedly…we soon digress.
Collecting The Handmaid’s Tale
We discuss first edition copies of the novel, as well as tricky problems with Atwood’s signature, and the iconic dust jacket art that is not actually from the first edition.
We dive deep into puns. Deep.
Detail of 1611 King James Bible via the digitzed copy at University of Manitoba.
Audio file credits:
Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22…tempo di valse, courtesy K&K Verlagsanstalt; Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1, courtesy SpokenVerse.; Titus Andronicus, Act 4 Scene 2, courtesy LibriVox, edited by Arielle Lipshaw; brass band Can Can courtesy Desford Colliery Band.