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The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin
Title variation
  • Hand maid's tale
  • handmaids tale
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 years before, when she lives and made love with her husband, Like; 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 . .
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Summary
Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1987.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1987.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1985.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1986.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013462
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Martin, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
301
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Misogyny
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
general
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1986"--T.p. verso
  • First Anchor Books Edition, April 1998
  • A reader's companion for discussion groups included in the trade paperback edition, c.1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Night -- 2: Shopping -- 3: Night -- 4: Waiting room -- 5: Nap -- 6: Household -- 7: Night -- 8: Birth day -- 9: Night -- 10: Soul scrolls -- 11: Night -- 12: Jezebel's -- 13: Night -- 14: Salvaging -- 15: Night -- Historical notes
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780395404256
Lccn
2006042618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Sayers Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47751485
  • (OCoLC)ocm12558693
  • (OCoLC)ocm64592213
  • (OCoLC)965518824
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1986"--T.p. verso
  • First Anchor Books Edition, April 1998
  • A reader's companion for discussion groups included in the trade paperback edition, c.1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xix)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Night -- 2: Shopping -- 3: Night -- 4: Waiting room -- 5: Nap -- 6: Household -- 7: Night -- 8: Birth day -- 9: Night -- 10: Soul scrolls -- 11: Night -- 12: Jezebel's -- 13: Night -- 14: Salvaging -- 15: Night -- Historical notes
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780395404256
Lccn
2006042618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Sayers Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47751485
  • (OCoLC)ocm12558693
  • (OCoLC)ocm64592213
  • (OCoLC)965518824

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