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The handmaid's tale

Autore: Margaret Atwood
Editore: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Dystopian fiction
Fantasy fiction
Dystopias
Future in literature
Allegories
Fiction
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0395404258 9780395404256 9780385490818 038549081X
Numero OCLC: 12558693
Interprete(i): Interpr.: Full-cast dramatization.
Descrizione: 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Night --
Shopping --
Night --
Waiting room --
Nap --
Household --
Night --
Birth day --
Night --
Soul scrolls --
Night --
Jezebel's --
Night --
Salvaging --
Night --
Historical notes.
Responsabilità: Margaret Atwood.
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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 world, 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 façade, 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"--Book jacket.

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