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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)

By Atwood, Margaret

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NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781784708238
Barcode 9781784708238
Published 30 October 2017 by Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781784708238
ISBN-10 1784708232
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Publication Date 30 October 2017
International Publication Date 28 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series The Handmaid's Tale
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 453g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Canadian fiction, 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.5
Catalogue Code 766404

Description of this Book

NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The mother of all feminist dystopian novels. -- Sarra Manning * Red *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against the disempowerment of women, and with the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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