The Handmaid's Tale : A Novel
- Margaret Atwood
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
First published in 1985, this is a novel of such power that the reader is unable to forget its images and its forecast. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force."A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker interconnections between politics and sex".--"The Washington Post Book World".#1 New York Times bestseller.Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, available now. An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern classic.. Includes an introduction by Margaret Atwood
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