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Atwood, Margaret 1939-

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The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood( Book )

323 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 27 languages and held by 9,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L. Doctorow
Cat's eye by Margaret Atwood( Book )

214 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 6,220 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
The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood( Book )

237 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 27 languages and held by 6,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood( Book )

198 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 5,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?
Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )

156 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 5,306 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 )

90 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,954 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 )

178 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 4,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, author of the bestselling The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch. In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes, provocatively suggesting that if women are to be equal they must realize that they share with men both the capacity for villainy and the responsibility for moral choice. The group of women and men at the center of this funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognizable menace, which is given power by their own fantasies and illusions. The Robber Bride is a novel to delight in - for its consummately crafted prose, for its rich and devious humor, and, ultimately, for its compassion
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood( Book )

267 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 23 languages and held by 3,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman searching for her missing father travels with her lover and another couple to a remote island in northern Quebec, where they encounter violence and death
Wilderness tips by Margaret Atwood( Book )

85 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,535 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 )

43 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--
Lady oracle by Margaret Atwood( Book )

206 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sardonic novel follows the bored wife of an anti-nuclear activist on a fantastic adventure from Canada to Italy, involving literary fame, a blackmailing reporter, menacing plots, passionate trysts, and life in death
Bodily harm by Margaret Atwood( Book )

137 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 2,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rennie Wilford, a young journalist running from her life, takes an assignment to 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
Life before man by Margaret Atwood( Book )

156 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, 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
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood( Book )

106 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 2,713 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
The edible woman by Margaret Atwood( Book )

224 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,703 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
Moral disorder : stories by Margaret Atwood( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short fiction presents eleven stories that capture important moments in the course of a life and in the lives intertwined with it, in a volume that ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s
Dancing girls and other stories by Margaret Atwood( Book )

91 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,368 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
Bluebeard's egg and other stories by Margaret Atwood( Book )

66 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen stories on the battle of the sexes. Included are Gertrude Talks Back, a monologue by Hamlet's mother, The Little Red Hen Tells All, which is on male chauvinism, and Happy Endings, a series of scenarios for finding love
Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth by Margaret Atwood( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,142 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
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The handmaid's tale
Alternative Names
Atvūd, Mārgārit 1939-

Atvuda, Mārgareta 1939-


Atwood, Margaret

Atwood, Margaret 1939-

Atwood, Margaret E. 1939-

Atwood Margaret Eleanor

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor 1939-

Atwood, Margaret Eleonor

Atwood, Margaret Elnor 1939-

Atwood, Margareta

Ėtvud, Margaret

Ėtvud, Margaret 1939-

Etvuda, Mārgareta

Etvuda, Mārgareta 1939-

Margarett Atwood

אטווד, מרגרט אלינור 1939-

مرجريت أتوود، 1939-

アトウッド, マーガレット

Cat's eyeThe blind assassinAlias GraceOryx and Crake : a novelThe year of the flood : a novelThe robber brideSurfacingWilderness tips