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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Hardcover - from The Saint Bookstore (SKU: A9780435124090)

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Hardcover - from The Saint Bookstore (SKU: A9780435124090)

The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

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9780435124090
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Hardback. New. One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is the story of Offred, one of the few women in the Republic of Gilead left with functioning ovaries, whose only function it is to breed. If she deviates, she will be hanged as a dissenter. But Offred is determined to find a way out.

Synopsis

The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel written by Margaret Atwood in 1985. It depicts a totalitarian world known as Gilead, portraying the subjection of women in a patriarchal society. The near-future New England setting illustrates a bleak portrayal of the world after the United States is overthrown by a fundamentalist group. Society is reorganized by the regime using a peculiar interpretation of some Old Testament ideas, and a new militarized, hierarchical model of social and religious fanaticism among its newly created social classes. The novel follows the story of a young woman, Offred, who struggles to maintain her identity. It depicts the rebellion of the women in her social class as their ability to read, write, own property, or handle money are lost. Most significantly, women are deprived of control over their own reproductive functions. The Handmaid's Tale  was nominated for the first-ever Man Booker International Prize representing the best writers in contemporary fiction.  Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 35 internationally acclaimed works of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her numerous awards include the Governor General’s Award for The Handmaid’s Tale , and The Giller Prize and Italian Premio Mondello for Alias Grace . The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, and Oryx and Crake were all shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, which she won with The Blind Assassin . She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has been awarded the Norwegian Order of Literary Merit and the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres among many others; she is a Foreign Honorary Member for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She lives in Toronto.

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A9780435124090
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Margaret Atwood
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
New New
Quantity available
10
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0435124099
ISBN 13
9780435124090
Publisher
Heinemann Educational Publishers
Place of Publication
Boston
This edition first published
February 1, 1993

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