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The Resource The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood

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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. Once a day, she may leave the home of the Commander and his wife to walk to food markets where signs are now in pictures because women are no longer allowed to read. Once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember when she lived and made love with her husband and played with her daughter. When she had a job, money, and access to knowledge. But all that is gone now ..
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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
NRAND
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Handmaid's tale
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Misogyny
  • Women
  • Reproduction
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
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
Control code
000059974224
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
529 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509535
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
Control code
000059974224
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
529 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)971509535

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