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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
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate 'Handmaids' under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the 'time before' and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning
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Summary
In a future world where the birth rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as "handmaids," and forced to bear children to prominent men.
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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.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1986.
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013462
Cataloging source
XG9
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
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
21075110
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
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
21075110
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

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