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The Handmaid's Tale
  

The Handmaid's Tale (EPUB ebook)

By Atwood, Margaret

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has 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... read full description below.

ISBN 9781446485477
Barcode 9781446485477
Published 15 May 2012 by Random House
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Series The Handmaid's Tale

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ISBN-13 9781446485477
ISBN-10 1446485471
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage Digital
Publication Date 15 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series The Handmaid's Tale
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Ebook Challenge Level: 9-10
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 15+ years
Reading Age 15+ years
Library of Congress Canadian fiction, 20th century
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.5
Catalogue Code 645934

Description of this Electronic Book

** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER ** DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES in this tie-in edition introduced by Margaret Atwood.'I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.'Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it...no television event has hit such a nerve ...' Guardian PRE-ORDER THE TESTAMENTS, THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALE, TODAY

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review One of Atwood's finest pieces of work serves as a great reminder of what humanity is capable of.

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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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