The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Book - 2006
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From the Publisher: In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
ISBN: 9780525435006
052543500X
9781328879943
9781784871444
9780395404256
9780808598299
9780385490818
9781841593012
9780307264602
Characteristics: xxxiii, 350 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Martin, Valerie
Contents: 1: Night
2: Shopping
3: Night
4: Waiting room
5: Nap
6: Household
7: Night
8: Birth day
9: Night
10: Soul scrolls
11: Night
12: Jezebel's
13: Night
14: Salvaging
15: Night
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Summary: From the Publisher: In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

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