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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. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now
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.
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013462
Cataloging source
YDX
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • Upper Grades
  • High School
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.4
  • 9.0
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
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.
Contents
1: Night -- 2: Shopping -- 3: Night -- 4: Waiting room -- 5: Nap -- 6: Household -- 7: Night -- 8: Birth day -- 9: Night -- 10: Soul scrolls -- 11: Night -- 12: Jezebel's -- 13: Night -- 14: Salvaging -- 15: Night -- Historical notes
Control code
975437815
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781328879943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Stock number
119374617
System control number
(OCoLC)975437815
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.
Contents
1: Night -- 2: Shopping -- 3: Night -- 4: Waiting room -- 5: Nap -- 6: Household -- 7: Night -- 8: Birth day -- 9: Night -- 10: Soul scrolls -- 11: Night -- 12: Jezebel's -- 13: Night -- 14: Salvaging -- 15: Night -- Historical notes
Control code
975437815
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781328879943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Stock number
119374617
System control number
(OCoLC)975437815

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