The handmaid's tale
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Published:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
Physical Desc:
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781432838478 (hardcover : alk. paper), 1432838474 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Lexile measure:
750

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Atwood, M. (2017). The handmaid's tale. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-. 2017. The Handmaid's Tale. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-, The Handmaid's Tale. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 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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