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The Resource The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood

The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its world, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm façade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
750
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
  • Middle Grade
LC call number
  • PR9199.3.A8
  • PS8551.T96
LC item number
  • H3 1986
  • H3
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.4
  • 9
  • 9.1
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780525435006
Lccn
85021944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm12558693
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9780525435006
Lccn
85021944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm12558693

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