The Handmaid's Tale
(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.
Publish date: October 17th 2006
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
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.
“Don't let the bastards grind you down.” The future fucking sucks. That's one of the lines from the promotional posters from The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, and it's a good way to set the tone between the two works. While they both carry the same chilling version of a Dystopian (but still too ...
It took me awhile to work up the nerve to read this book. I was worried that it would be too heavy on my heart. I'm glad I finally took the time. What happens in it is scary, but it's a great book. The way the story is written with the character like she is actually telling the reader the story ...
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...
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...