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The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? 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... show more
In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? 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 only valued if their ovaries are viable.Offred can remember the days 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....Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385490818 (038549081X)
ASIN: 038549081X
Publisher: Anchor Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
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Fantasy, Literature
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
3.5 College Read
I read this book in the long ago and far away. I was in college and had it as an assigned book. I enjoyed it at the time. We discussed the possibilities of it happening. I know that I will be rereading the book again, as I didn't sell my Literature books back at the end of a year and I still have th...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
5.0 Erschreckende Fiktion, die in einigen Teilen der Welt fast Realität ist
Diese dystopische Welt der Margret Atwood ist teilweise sehr schwere Kost. Der im Roman dargestellte totalitäre theokratische Überwachungsstaat Gilead im Norden Amerikas hat alle Frauen komplett entrechtet und mit ihnen auch einige Männer. Die gesamte Gruppe der Frauen ist in mehrere Schichten segre...
Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
4.5 Does this author know the future?
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood *4.5 STARS* So, um, yeah, that just happened. I finished reading this book and I was floored. I had to go to fluffy, light reading for a few days just to help process this. The book was great, it was, but it was eerie that a book written in 1986 can be s...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.0 The Handmaid's Tale - Review
Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some. - Chapter 32 This is the story of Offred (of Fred). She is a handmaid in a society that has difficulty reproducing effectively. Fertile women are "given to" powerful men, in order to bear them children. This is a ...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it
The interesting part of this book is that even though it’s written in 1985 almost 32 years back still it holds good even to this day. It’s scary but yes there are chances that this might happen one day, this world can turn in to one such hell! I know it’s a dystopian novel but a different kind that,...
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