The Handmaid's Tale
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The Handmaid's Tale
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- The Handmaid's Tale
- Statement of responsibility
- Margaret Atwood
- Title variation
- Hand maid's tale
- handmaids tale
- true21st century -- 2001 -- 2100
- trueAdult books for young adults
- trueAtwood, Margaret, 1939- -- Adaptations
- trueBooks to TV
- trueBooks to movies
- trueCanadian fiction
- trueComics and Graphic novels
- trueDystopian comics
- trueDystopian fiction
- trueLiterary fiction
- trueNear future
- trueNorth America
- trueScience fiction
- trueScience fiction classics
- trueScience fiction comics
- trueSex discrimination
- trueViolence against women
- trueWomen -- Social conditions
- trueWomen's role
- trueYoung women
- Before The Testaments, there was The Handmaid's Tale: an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times).The 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
- 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.
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- Handmaid's tale
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