The handmaid's tale
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Published:
New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.
Format:
Book
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First Anchor Books movie tie-in edition.
Physical Desc:
xix, 311 pages ; 21 cm.
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The #1  New York Times  bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author, now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525435006, 052543500X
Lexile measure:
750

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General Note
"With a new introduction by the author"-- cover.
Description
Set in the near future, The handmaid's tale describes life in what was once the United States and is 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 word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in 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 facade, 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 a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1987.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Atwood, M. (2017). The handmaid's tale. First Anchor Books movie tie-in edition. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-. 2017. The Handmaid's Tale. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-, The Handmaid's Tale. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. First Anchor Books movie tie-in edition. New York: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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