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Atwood, Margaret 1939-

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The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood( Book )

451 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 11,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best
The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood( Book )

301 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 31 languages and held by 6,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Chase dies in an automobile accident in 1947, leaving her sister Iris to carry on
Cat's eye by Margaret Atwood( Book )

166 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman--but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories
Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )

191 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 5,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters
The year of the flood : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )

115 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 4,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners-a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life-has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible. Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual-elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers. Meanwhile, gene-spliced life forms are proliferating: the lion/lamb blends, the Mo'hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue. As Adam One and his intrepid hemp-clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away. By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive
The robber bride by Margaret Atwood( Book )

217 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 4,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roz, Charis, and Tony are all hurt and damaged by Zenia during their thirty-year relationship and after Zenia's death she still haunts them
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood( Book )

326 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 3,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman returns to northern Quebec with her lover and two friends to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. But as the remote island exerts its elemental hold, she realises what she is really looking for is her own past
Wilderness tips by Margaret Atwood( Book )

152 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories that explore themes of loss and discovery, of the gap between youthful dreams and mature reality, of how we connect with others and with the sometimes hidden part of ourselves
MaddAddam : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 3,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conclusion to the MaddAddam trilogy finds Toby and Ren returning to the MaddAddamite cob house after rescuing Amanda and assuming the duties of the Craker's religious overseers while Zeb searches for the founder of the pacifist green religion he left years earlier
The heart goes last by Margaret Atwood( Book )

42 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be theanswer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in. for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled"--
Life before man by Margaret Atwood( Book )

215 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people forced to make choices-- after the rules have changed. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably toward the same climax
Bluebeard's egg and other stories by Margaret Atwood( Book )

121 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme in this collection of stories concerns diverse relationships, such the bond between a political activist and his cat and the situation of a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are shrinking
Lady oracle by Margaret Atwood( Book )

247 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 2,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bored wife takes off on a journey of excitement and discovery
Stone mattress : nine tales by Margaret Atwood( Book )

42 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale presents a collection of short stories that features such protagonists as a widowed writer who is guided by her late husband's voice and a woman whose genetic abnormality causes her to be mistaken for a vampire
The edible woman by Margaret Atwood( Book )

255 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous, ironic, disturbing, and parabolic novel features a woman who, after her engagement to be wed, first loses her appetite and then becomes obsessed with the idea that she herself is being eaten
Bodily harm by Margaret Atwood( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rennie Wilford, a young journalist, takes an assignment on a Caribbean island and tumbles into a world where no one is what they seem. When the burnt-out Yankee Paul offers her a no-hooks, no-strings affair, she is caught up in a lethal web of corruption
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood( Book )

73 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local -- a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than the Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope's parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumors circulating about her. I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself. The author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin presents a cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence
Dancing girls and other stories by Margaret Atwood( Book )

145 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Atwood's short fiction. With flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition
Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth by Margaret Atwood( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt, exploring debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies
The tent by Margaret Atwood( Book )

57 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short fiction pieces brought together in The tent cover a broad range of subjects, reflecting contemporary life and society with accuracy and precision
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The handmaid's tale
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Aṭṿud, Margareṭ 1939-

Atvūd, Mārgārit 1939-

Atvuda, Mārgareta, 1939-

Atvuda, Mārgareta 1939-


Atwood Margaret

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Atwood, Margaret E. 1939-

Atwood Margaret Eleanor

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor 1939-

Atwood, Margaret Eleonor

Atwood, Margaret Elnor 1939-

Atwood, Margareta

Atwood, Margarte 1939-

Ėtvud, Margaret 1939-

Etvuda, Mārgareta 1939-

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Μάργκαρετ Άτγουντ

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Маргарет Этвуд

Этвуд М. Э

Этвуд М. Э. 1939-

אטווד, מרגרט 1939-

אטווד, מרגרט אלינור 1939-

מרגרט אטווד

מרגרט אטווד סופרת קנדית

اتوود، مارگارت

مارجريت آتوود

مارغريت آتوود كاتبة كندية

مارقارت اتوود

مارگارت اتوود نویسنده و شاعر کانادایی

مارگارېت ئاتۋود

مارگارەتئا توۆۆد

مرجريت أتوود، 1939-

மார்கரெட் அட்வுட்

მარგარეტ ეტვუდი კანადელი მწერალი

마거릿 애트우드

애트우드, 마가렛 1939-

애트우드, 마거릿 1939-

애트우드, 마거릿 엘리너 1939-

앳우드, 마가렛 1939-

アトウッド, M.

アトウッド, マーガレット




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