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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it 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, 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 world, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of 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 façade, 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 tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best"--Jacket
Member of
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • Middle Grade
  • UG
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 1986
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 9.1
  • 5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Handmaid's tale
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Misogyny
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Misogyny
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical notes
Control code
ocm12558693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780395404256
Lccn
85021944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)12558693
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical notes
Control code
ocm12558693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780395404256
Lccn
85021944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)12558693

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