The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)
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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 02/11/2009
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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 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 . Unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a scathing satire, a dire warning, and a literary tour de force.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408802953
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Edition: Special edition

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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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“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”

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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