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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)

By Atwood, Margaret

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First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader is unable to forget its images and its forecast. With more than two million copies in print, it is Margaret Atwood's most popular and compelling novel.Set in the near future, it describes life i...n what once was the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead. Reacting to social unrest, and a sharply declining birthrate, the new regime has reverted to -- even gone beyond -- the repressive tolerance of the original Puritans. Offred is a Handmaid who 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 she is only valued as long as her 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. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.
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ISBN 9780808598299
Released NZ 16 Mar 1998
Publisher Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
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ISBN-13 9780808598299
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Released 16 Mar 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Edition Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 349g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Women, Man-woman relationships, Dystopias, Misogyny
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade