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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now
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.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
YDX
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 2017c
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Night -- 2: Shopping -- 3: Night -- 4: Waiting room -- 5: Nap -- 6: Household -- 7: Night -- 8: Birth day -- 9: Night -- 10: Soul scrolls -- 11: Night -- 12: Jezebel's -- 13: Night -- 14: Salvaging -- 15: Night -- Historical notes
Control code
5859097
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781328879943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781328879943
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975437815
  • (OCoLC)975437815
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Night -- 2: Shopping -- 3: Night -- 4: Waiting room -- 5: Nap -- 6: Household -- 7: Night -- 8: Birth day -- 9: Night -- 10: Soul scrolls -- 11: Night -- 12: Jezebel's -- 13: Night -- 14: Salvaging -- 15: Night -- Historical notes
Control code
5859097
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
311 pages
Isbn
9781328879943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781328879943
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn975437815
  • (OCoLC)975437815

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