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The Handmaid's Tale: Vintage 21 (Paperback)
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The Handmaid's Tale: Vintage 21 (Paperback)

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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one option: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like all 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. A brilliant and astutely perceived evocation of twenty-first-century America.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099563143
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm


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"Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic" -- Conor Cruise O'Brien * The Listener *
"The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story" -- Angela Carter
"Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit" -- Peter Kemp * Independent *
"The images of brilliant emptiness are one of the most striking aspects of this novel about totalitarian blindness...the effect is chilling" -- Linda Taylor * Sunday Times *
"Powerful...admirable" -- Robert Irwin * Time Out *

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“Quite Simply, A Really Great Read”

It's actually quite difficult for me to write a review about this book, because I can't actually pinpoint exactly what I loved about it, I just know I did. Atwood proves yet again that her ability to simply... More

Paperback edition
10th August 2011
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“The Handmaid's Tale”

It has taken me a long time to get round to reading this but I am so very glad I did.
I was completely engrossed very early on. I loved Atwood’s writing style as well as the fragmented nature of the story itself,... More

Paperback edition
11th July 2014
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“The Handmaid's Tale”

Some of the finest prose ever written, with lines of thought you wish you could think, a very rare book where the narrator actually challanges you to keep up, not only with her social situation but her view upon it,... More

Paperback edition
9th October 2008
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