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The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin
Title variation
  • Hand maid's tale
  • handmaids tale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Offered is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving 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 for the COmmander to make 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
Member of
Summary
Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1987.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1987.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1985.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1986.
Awards note
Governor General's Award, 1985.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013462
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 2006
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martin, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
301
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Misogyny
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix)
Contents
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 350 p.
Isbn
9780385490818
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006042618
System control number
(OCoLC)64592213
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix)
Contents
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 350 p.
Isbn
9780385490818
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006042618
System control number
(OCoLC)64592213

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