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The Handmaid's Tale - The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)
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The Handmaid's Tale - The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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An unforgettable portrait of defiance and authoritarian rule, The Handmaid's Tale a classic dystopian vision of a terrifyingly believable future. A powerful, devastatingly wry exploration of female oppression, it has resounding resonance for our times.



A classic work of feminist fiction, a frighteningly real dystopia that speaks afresh to every new generation of readers.

A chair, a table, a lamp. Above, on the  white ceiling, a relief ornament in the shape of a wreath, and in the centre of it a blank space, plastered over, like the place in a face where the eye has been taken out. There must have been a chandelier, once. They’ve removed anything you could tie a rope to.

Offred lives in The Republic of Gilead, to some a utopian vision of the future, a place of safety, a place where everyone has a purpose, a function. But 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.

This powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from a prize-winning artist, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. The perfect present for those who like their beauty with a bit of bite.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784708238
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 453 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Compulsively readable" - Daily Telegraph

"Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit" - Peter Kemp, Independent

"The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story" - Angela Carter

"Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic" - Conor Cruise O'Brien, The Listener

"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

Celebrate 'The Testaments' with Waterstones

Celebrate 'The Testaments' with Waterstones

London - Piccadilly
Saturday 1st June 12:00 - Sunday 1st December

Please, join us Waterstones stores across the country as we celebrate the launch of Margaret Atwood's hugely anticipated 'The Testaments'; sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'.

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The Handmaid's Tale- Book Club Special!

The Handmaid's Tale- Book Club Special!

Dublin - Hodges Figgis
Thursday 8th August 18:00 - 19:15

A Hodges Figgis Fiction Book Club and Sci-Fi Book Club special! Join us on Thursday the 8th of August from 6pm as we discuss Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' ahead of the publication of 'The Testaments'.

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The Handmaid's Tale Book Club

The Handmaid's Tale Book Club

Kettering
Friday 23rd August 18:00

Join us to talk about 'The Handmaid's Tale' and share our excitement at the much anticipated sequel.

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