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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
Title variation
  • Hand maid's tale
  • handmaids tale
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in a future society that has reverted to, and gone beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans, this story is told through the eyes of Offred, a so-called handmaid. While her job as a surrogate mother to a sterile marriage conveys an elevated status, she longs to escape
Summary
In a future world where the birth rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as "handmaids," and forced to bear children to prominent men.
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Award
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1987.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1987.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1985.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1986.
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
  • Great American Read, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013462
Cataloging source
HCO
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21071315
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781328879943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21071315
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781328879943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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