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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning
Member of
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.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
  • 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)
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 p.
Isbn
9781784871444
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Vintage classics)
Lccn
2006042618
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)
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 p.
Isbn
9781784871444
Isbn Type
(pbk. : Vintage classics)
Lccn
2006042618
Note
Sayers Collection.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47751485
  • (OCoLC)ocm12558693
  • (OCoLC)ocm64592213
  • (OCoLC)965518824

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