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The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Title variation
  • Hand maid's tale
  • handmaids tale
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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 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
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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
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theocracy
  • Misogyny
  • Dystopias
  • Pregnancy
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
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Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
531 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838485
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017006180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn971509536
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
531 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838485
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2017006180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn971509536

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