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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback, Special edition)

By Atwood, Margaret

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? 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 allo...wed 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 only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days 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 . Unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a scathing satire, a dire warning, and a literary tour de force.
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ISBN 9781408802953
Released NZ 1 Nov 2009
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback, Special edition
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ISBN-13 9781408802953
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 1 Nov 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Special edition
Edition Special edition
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade