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The handmaid's tale
Format:
Book
Title:
The handmaid's tale
ISBN:
9780395404256

9780385490818

9780307264602

9780525435006

9781328879943
Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
Physical Description:
311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical notes.
Summary:
The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its world, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm façade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best"--Jacket.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader Middle Grade 9.1 22.0 West Rusk Jr. High.

Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 14 8109.
Subject(s):
Theocracy -- Fiction.

Misogyny -- Fiction.

Dystopias -- Fiction.

Pregnancy -- Social aspects -- Fiction.

Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.

Women -- Fiction.

Women.
Electronic Access:
Author's website http://margaretatwood.ca
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