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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Paperback - from St. Vinnie's Charitable Books (SKU: Z-001-1146)

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Paperback - from St. Vinnie's Charitable Books (SKU: Z-001-1146)
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The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

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ISBN 10
038549081X
ISBN 13
9780385490818
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Anchor. Used - Acceptable. Paperback The item is fairly worn but still readable. Signs of wear include aesthetic issues such as scratches, worn covers, damaged binding. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. May have page creases, creased spine, bent cover or markings inside. Packed with care, shipped promptly.

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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Bookseller
St. Vinnie's Charitable Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Z-001-1146
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Author
Margaret Atwood
Book condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
038549081X
ISBN 13
9780385490818
Publisher
Anchor
Place of Publication
New York, Ny
This edition first published
1998-03-16

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