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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)

By Atwood, Margaret
Introduction by Martin, Valerie

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) 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, serv...ing 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 that the Commander makes 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. Like Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Handmaid's Tale has endured not only as a literary landmark but as a warning of a possible future that is still chillingly relevant.
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ISBN 9780307264602
Released NZ 17 Oct 2006
Publisher Random House
Format Hardback
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Series Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics
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ISBN-13 9780307264602
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Inc
Released 17 Oct 2006
Publication Country India India
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Introduction by Martin, Valerie
Series Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 490g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Women, Misogyny
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade