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The Resource The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Label
The Handmaid's Tale
Title
The Handmaid's Tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood ; art & adaptation, Renee Nault
Title variation
handmaids tale
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now a Hulu Original SeriesThe Handmaid's 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 establishment's calm facade, 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 a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best
Summary
Illustrated with high-contrast artwork, a graphic-novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic depicts the terrifying realities of women consigned to childbirth roles in the occupied Republic of Gilead
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Illustration
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10759033
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
741.5971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1939-
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  • Nault, Renee
  • Atwood, Margaret
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Handmaid's Tale
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:be15a2be-7b1c-489a-bf84-328722e9981c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547345666
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Handmaid's Tale
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:be15a2be-7b1c-489a-bf84-328722e9981c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547345666
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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