The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 325
Year 1986-02-17
Pages Now a Hulu Original Series premiering in AprilThe Handmaids Tale 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 and is 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 word with bizarre consequences for the women and men in 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 establishments calm facade as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions The Handmaids Tale is funny unexpected horrifying and altogether convincing It is at once scathing satire dire warning and a tour de force It is Margaret Atwood at her best
Language English
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 9781473546967
Release 2016-08-04
Pages 512


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ISBN-10 9780062280565
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 272