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The handmaid's tale /

Margaret Atwood.

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Main Author: Atwood, Margaret
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
Topics: Man-woman relationships - Fiction. | Misogyny - Fiction. | Women - Fiction. | Women - Fiction. | Women.
Genres: Dystopias. | Future in literature - Young adult. | Dystopias - Young adult. | Allegories - Young adult. | Dystopian fiction. | Dystopias. | Fantasy fiction. | Fiction. | Fantastic fiction. | Dystopias. | Dystopian fiction. | Fantasy fiction.
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Main Author: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0395404258
9780385490818 (Anchor Books trade paperback)
038549081X (Anchor Books trade paperback)
Summary: The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its world, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm fa├žade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best"--Jacket.
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