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The handmaid's tale

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-

New York : Anchor Books, 1998.

325 p. ; 21 cm.

#1 New York Times bestseller

Look for The Testaments , the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale , available now.

An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" ( New York Times ). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.

In Margaret Atwood's dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead's commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The Handmaid's Tale is a modern classic.

Includes an introduction by Margaret Atwood

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1 copy available at Paideia School

ISBN:

978-0-385-49081-8 (pbk.) : $11.95

LC Call No:

PR9199.3.A8 H3 1998

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 21

Author:

Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-

Title:

The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.

Edition:

1st Anchor Books ed.

Publisher:

New York : Anchor Books, 1998.

Physical:

325 p. ; 21 cm.

Notes:

Reprint. Originally published: Houghton Mifflin, c1986.

Subject:

Man-woman relationships--Fiction.

Subject:

Misogyny--Fiction.

Subject:

Women--Fiction.

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