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Atwood, Margaret 1939-

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The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood( Book )

503 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 26 languages and held by 12,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 is gone now
The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood( Book )

298 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 33 languages and held by 6,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Chase dies in an automobile accident in 1947, leaving her sister Iris to carry on
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood( Book )

276 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 24 languages and held by 6,258 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?
Cat's eye by Margaret Atwood( Book )

174 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 5,759 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. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate, Cat's Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life
Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )

205 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 5,551 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 )

117 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 4,972 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 )

226 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 4,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood 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 )

336 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 3,716 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
MaddAddam : a novel by Margaret Atwood( Book )

34 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,604 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"--
Wilderness tips by Margaret Atwood( Book )

148 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these ten richly layered and disturbing tales, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood author deftly illuminates the single moments that can shape an entire life. In a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age. By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery. Poignant at times and scathingly witty at others, the stories in Wilderness Tip stake us into the strange and secret places of the heart and inform the familiar world in which we live with truths that cut to the bone
The heart goes last by Margaret Atwood( Book )

62 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,439 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 the answer 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 )

222 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,078 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 )

124 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,048 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 )

242 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,958 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
Stone mattress : nine tales by Margaret Atwood( Book )

43 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,935 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 )

269 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 2,774 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
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood( Book )

100 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,745 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
Bodily harm by Margaret Atwood( Book )

60 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,643 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
Dancing girls and other stories by Margaret Atwood( Book )

150 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,472 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
Hag-seed : the Tempest retold by Margaret Atwood( Book )

25 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge. After 12 years revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?"--
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Atewude, Magelite.

Aṭṿud, Margareṭ 1939-

Atvūd, Mārgārit 1939-

Atvuda, Mārgareta, 1939-

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Atwood Margaret

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Atwood Margaret Eleanor

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Atwood, Margaret Eleonor

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Atwood, Margareta

Atwood, Margarte 1939-

Ėtvud, Margaret 1939-

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Margarett Atwood

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Маргарет Атвуд

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Этвуд М. Э

Этвуд М. Э. 1939-

Этвуд, Маргарет, 1939-

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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

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مرجريت أتوود، 1939-

मार्गरेट एटवुड

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மார்கரெட் அட்வுட்

მარგარეტ ეტვუდი კანადელი მწერალი

마거릿 애트우드

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앳우드, 마가렛 1939-

アトウッド, M.

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