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The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

The Handmaid's Tale Synopsis

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD. The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781784873189
Publication date: 25th May 2017
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.  She is the author of more than twenty-five volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Her novel, The Blind Assassin,  won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.   Author photo &...

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