First Edition Points and Criteria for The Blind Assassin

Year Published: 2000
Author Last Name: Atwood
Author First Name: Margaret
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Original Price: $37.99
Pages: 521

Because the author is Canadian, the Canadian edition of this Booker Prize winner is generally considered the true first edition even though its copyright page explicitly states that it was published simultaneously in the United States (by Nan A. Talese), and in the United Kingdom (by Bloomsbury).

The Canadian first edition has a full number line "1 2 3 4 5   04 03 02 01 00" on the copyright page. The Canadian dust jacket has photo of the author on the back.

The first U.S. edition was published by Nan A. Talese. It has a full number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on the copyright page below the statement "First Edition in the United States of America". The U.S. book club edition can also have a full number line, but the boards are solid black while the true U.S. first edition has cream boards with a brown cloth spine. There is a photo of the author on the back flap of the U.S. dust jacket.

The Blind Assassin is one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include American Pastoral and The Corrections

Picture of the 2000 first edition dust jacket for The Blind Assassin.
Picture of the 2000 first edition dust jacket for The Blind Assassin.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Blind Assassin.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Blind Assassin.

Picture of dust jacket where original $37.99 price is found for The Blind Assassin.
Picture of dust jacket where original $37.99 price is found for The Blind Assassin.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Blind Assassin.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Blind Assassin.

Picture of the first edition McClelland & Stewart
 boards for The Blind Assassin.
Picture of the first edition McClelland & Stewart boards for The Blind Assassin.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Blind Assassin.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Blind Assassin.

This title page from the first edition of The Blind Assassin is signed by Margaret
This title page from the first edition of The Blind Assassin is signed by Margaret Atwood.

This is the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the copyright page from the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the copyright page from the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the front dust jacket flap from the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assas
This is the front dust jacket flap from the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the back dust jacket of the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the back dust jacket of the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.

The first U.S. edition on the left has cream boards with a brown cloth spine.  The U.S.
The first U.S. edition on the left has cream boards with a brown cloth spine. The U.S. book club edition on the right has solid black boards.

This is the back dust jacket flap from the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assass
This is the back dust jacket flap from the first U.S. edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the copyright page from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the copyright page from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the front dust jacket flap from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassi
This is the front dust jacket flap from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the back dust jacket of the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the back dust jacket of the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.

Picture of the first UK edition Bloomsbury boards for The Blind Assassin.
Picture of the first UK edition Bloomsbury boards for The Blind Assassin.

This is the back dust jacket flap from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin
This is the back dust jacket flap from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.

This is the title page from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.
This is the title page from the first UK edition of The Blind Assassin.



Other first edition points for books by Margaret Atwood include: Bodily Harm, The Robber Bride.

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