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The handmaid's tale

Author: Margaret Atwood; Valerie Martin
Publisher: New York : Everyman's Library, 2006.
Series: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 301.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time. Offered is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Handmaid's tale.
New York : Everyman's Library, 2006
(OCoLC)761461066
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood; Valerie Martin
ISBN: 0307264602 9780307264602 184159301X 9781841593012
OCLC Number: 64592213
Awards: Governor General's Award, 1985.
Description: xxxiii, 350 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Night --
Shopping --
Night --
Waiting room --
Nap --
Household --
Night --
Birth day --
Night --
Soul scrolls --
Night --
Jezebel's --
Night --
Salvaging --
Night.
Series Title: Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 301.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin.
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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a  Read more...

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"'Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic' Conor Cruise O'Brien, The Listener" "'The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral Read more...

 
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