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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood


PUBLISHED: 22nd May 2017
ISBN: 9781784873189
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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
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PUBLISHED: 22nd May 2017
ISBN: 9781784873189
ANNOTATION:
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function- to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception.

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception.

Author Biography

Margaret Atwood is Canada's most eminent novelist, poet and critic. Her books include The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Life Before Man, Bodily Harm, The Handmaid's Tale (winner of both the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Governor-General's Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made in a major film). Cat's Eye (also shortlisted for the Booker Prize) The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Finally, The Blind Assassin won the Booker Prize in 2000.

Review

One of Atwood's finest pieces of work serves as a great reminder of what humanity is capable of. Red The novel satirises the strain of evangelical puritanism in American culture and the objectification and control of women's bodies. It is more broadly a contemporary myth of despotic power, and how such power deforms those who are subjected to it. Observer The mother of all feminist dystopian novels. Red Compulsively readable Daily Telegraph A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist

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A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD

Product Details

Author
Margaret Atwood
Pages
336
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
ISBN-10
1784873187
ISBN-13
9781784873189
Format
Paperback
Year
2018
Publication Date
2018-01-04
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Series
The Handmaid's Tale
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

27 Mar, 2019
By Lee-Ann
13 Jul, 2017
I watched the TV series but the book is good. Frightening to think about this could happen.
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