The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780771008795
Available:
Release: 2011-09-06
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, "The Handmaid's Tale" is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning. "From the Hardcover edition."

THE HANDMAID S TALE

THE HANDMAID S TALE
Author: MARGARET ARWOOD
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 350
ISBN: PSU:000064238685
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Everyman's Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. 25,000 first printing.

The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780771009426
Available:
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set

The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0593311647
Available:
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A box set of Margaret Atwood's bestselling companioned novels, The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments. In The Handmaid's Tale, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War and 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. In The Testaments, set more than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, The Republic of Gilead maintains its repressive grip on power, but it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women come together, with potentially explosive results.This beautifully designed slipcase will make the perfect holiday and perennial gift.

The Handmaid s Tale Deluxe Edition

The Handmaid s Tale Deluxe Edition
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0358346290
Available:
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This beautiful edition of Margaret Atwood's seminal work of speculative fiction features a leatherette cover, gilt edging, and ribbon marker--a perfect gift for book lovers and fans of the Hulu series. The Handmaid's Tale 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 and is 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 word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in 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 facade, 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 a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

The Handmaid s Tale Graphic Novel

The Handmaid s Tale  Graphic Novel
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780771006852
Available:
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’ s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Gina Wisker
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781441171849
Available:
Release: 2010-06-03
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel A Handmaid's Tale, engages the reader with a broad range of issues relating to power, gender and religious politics. This guide provides an overview of the key critical debates and interpretations of the novel and encourages you to engage with key questions and readings in your reading of the text. It includes discussion of key themes and concepts including: - Representation of women's roles, gender, sexuality and power - Language, style and form - Dystopias and genre fictions - Power, control and religious fundamentalism. Combining helpful guidance on reading Atwood's text with overviews of significant stylistic and thematic issues and an introduction to criticism, this is an ideal companion to reading and studying A Handmaid's Tale.

The roles of women in The Handmaid s Tale A comparison between the relevance of the novel then and the series now

The roles of women in  The Handmaid s Tale   A comparison between the relevance of the novel then and the series now
Author: Maike Surmund
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9783668886841
Available:
Release: 2019-02-27
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Freiburg, language: English, abstract: The aim of this thesis is to show that there is still a pressing relevance and a timely message behind the story of Margaret Atwood’s novel in regard to the roles of women. This relevance is especially connected with the gradual takeover of Gilead highlighted in the be- ginning and the unawareness of the people. The first chapter will provide a short insight into the story and the different categories of women presented in it. After that, the situation of women in the United States back in the 1980s shall be examined, in order to prove the topicality of the novel back then. In the next chapter, this thesis will move on to the series and take a look at the differences between the adaptation and the original. Having done so, the situation in the USA today will be taken into account. Thereby, it will be possible to show that the feminist background of The Handmaid’s Tale still meets with today’s society’s approval. Eventually, this paper will prove that The Handmaid’s Tale is still relevant today, as it has been in the 1980s, because it makes the reader aware of the subliminal fear of a possible backlash concerning women’s rights.

The Handmaid s Tale Graphic Novel

The Handmaid s Tale  Graphic Novel
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780385544856
Available:
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Nan A. Talese
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The stunning graphic novel adaptation • A must-read and collector’s item for fans of “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 2019. 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. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this beautiful graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid s Tale

Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Worth Books
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781504044165
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Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Handmaid’s Tale tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Margaret Atwood’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood includes: Historical context Part-by-part summaries Analysis of the main characters Themes and symbols Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood’s dystopian literary masterpiece tells the story of Offred, a Handmaid living in the near future in what was once the United States. A new theocratic regime called the Republic of Gilead has come to power and changed life as she knew it. Once Offred had a her own name and a loving family—a husband and daughter—both of which were taken from her; now she belongs to the Commander and his hostile wife, and her only value lies in her ability to bear a child for them. She used to read books and learn; now such things are forbidden to all women. Gripping, disturbing, and so relevant today, The Handmaid’s Tale is a brilliant novel and a chilling warning about what can happen when extreme ideas are taken to their logical conclusions. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 135
ISBN: 3589222212
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Art and Making of The Handmaid s Tale

The Art and Making of The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Insight Editions,Andrea Robinson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1683836146
Available:
Release: 2019-05-07
Editor: Insight Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the world of Gilead with this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy Award–winning show The Handmaid’s Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale—the groundbreaking show produced by MGM Television, and based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel—has drawn rave reviews and attention worldwide. Now, this comprehensive book details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with exclusive cast and crew interviews, backstage and set photography, concept art, costume design, and more. Delve deep into the world of the show’s dystopian future as interviews with the show’s cast and creators provide insight into the inspiration behind the characters, settings, and themes, as well as its parallels to the real-world political climate. Showcasing striking visuals and insightful commentary, The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale is the definitive exploration of one of television’s most critically acclaimed shows.

Study and Revise for AS A level The Handmaid s Tale

Study and Revise for AS A level  The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Nicola Onyett
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781471854118
Available:
Release: 2016-03-14
Editor: Hodder Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise The Handmaid's Tale throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of The Handmaid's Tale as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 118
ISBN: 9781438114569
Available:
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the characters, plot and writing of The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

YNAL the Handmaid s Tale 2016

YNAL the Handmaid s Tale 2016
Author: Coral Ann Howells,Emma Page,Ali Cargill
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1292138181
Available:
Release: 2016-07-22
Editor: York Notes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.

The Handmaid s tale roman prot en

The Handmaid s tale  roman prot  en
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 99
ISBN: 2877752518
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Release: 1999
Editor: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ce volume contient l’intervention de Margaret Atwood, « Genesis of The Handmaid’s Tale and Role of the Historical Notes » et la table ronde avec l’auteur, lors du colloque de Rouen du 16 novembre 1998. Sept textes inédits du colloque de Paris III du 14 novembre 1998 et du colloque de Rouen du 16 novembre 1998 mettent en relief la multiplicité des approches possibles de The Handmaid’s Tale : la vision de l’auteur, l’histoire des idées, la psychanalyse, l’étude des thèmes et des genres littéraires s’y succèdent et soulignent la richesse de ce roman multiforme.

Angel Catbird

Angel Catbird
Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 82
ISBN: 9781506700632
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year.On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure - with a lot of cat puns.

The Handmaid s Tale Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid s Tale  Margaret Atwood
Author: Coral Ann Howells,Neil McEwan
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0582784360
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Pearson York Notes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most supportive, easy-to-use and focussed literature guides to help your students understand the texts they are studying at GCSE and A Level

Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood s  The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Melanie Lemke
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9783640282692
Available:
Release: 2009-03
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik), course: Utopian and Dystopian Novels, SS 2008, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood needs no longer an introduction in the common sense, because she is one of the most popular and productive writers in the world. Her works, especially her novels are taught at many universities worldwide. Her books are bestsellers and subjects of critical reviews and academical studies. Margaret Atwood wrote her novel The Handmaid's Tale in a time when religious fundamentalism had already been established in the United States. Through this historical background and her own experience with religious fundamentalism and the rising of feminism, it is not surprising that her novels also deal with such a thematic aspects. Moreover, Atwood copies her own experiences and imaginations of religious fundamentalism into the fictive and futuristic world of Gilead.