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The handmaid's tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Anchor books edView all editions and formats
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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopian fiction
Political fiction
Novels
Novela fantástica
Distopias
Fiction
Fantastic fiction
Dystopias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Handmaid's tale.
New York : Anchor Books, 1998, ©1986
(OCoLC)607561708
Online version:
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Handmaid's tale.
New York : Anchor Books, 1998, ©1986
(OCoLC)607937281
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 038549081X 9780385490818 9780808598299 0808598295 0606181245 9780606181242
OCLC Number: 37806202
Description: 311 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Night --
Shopping --
Night --
Waiting room --
Nap --
Household --
Night --
Birth day --
Night --
Soul scrolls --
Night --
Jezebel's --
Night --
Salvaging --
Night --
Historical notes.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.
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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that in gone now.

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