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The Handmaid's Tale - Valerie Martin, Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid's Tale
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules. Like Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Handmaid's Tale has endured not only as a literary landmark but as a warning of a possible future that is still chillingly relevant.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307264602 (0307264602)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
1.0 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I've put this off long enough, I think. I've been procrastinating in writing this because I wasn't sure what to rate it or how far to go. I hadn't read this before, so I felt I ought to finish it even when I discovered how much I didn't like it. Now I've read some Atwood before, but I still expect...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
3.0 The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition
Since I'm practically the last person on the face of this earth to read this book I'm not even going to waste time doing an overview. I've been digesting this book for over two weeks now. I listened to the audio performance and I thought that might've had some effect on my feelings about this book s...
Karesens Bücherwelt
Karesens Bücherwelt rated it
5.0 Hurra diese Welt geht unter!
Dystopien über Dystopien diese letzten Monate; langsam sehe ich wirklich schwarz, was die Zukunftsaussichten für unsere Gesellschaft angeht. Hier haben wir den Entwurf eines, vor allem was die Rolle der Frau angeht, ins finsterste Mittelalter zurückgeworfenen Landes. In diesem wird jedwede Religion ...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it
3.5 #20 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Honestly, I don’t know where to begin. It was a weird and disturbing read. I often felt anxious and not at ease while reading this book. I was not a fan of the writing style, it was just an endless stream of comments and stories and it is really not the kind of writing I like. I was sometimes confus...
Tami
Tami rated it
4.5 Horrible, but great.
This was part of my real life book club. And it was depressing. A very good book, a horrifying dystopia - especially in the current times. At least the epilogue gave some hope within this world.
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