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The Handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0307264602
  • ISBN: 9780307264602
  • ISBN: 184159301X
  • ISBN: 9781841593012
  • Physical Description: xxxiii, 350 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (page xix).
Contents: Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night.
Summary, etc.: 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. Offred 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. She must pray for the Commander to make her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules.
Awards: Governor General's Award, 1985.
Subject: Misogyny > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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