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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

  • Author: Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446485471
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES Second season now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss The official TV tie-in edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, with a new introduction from Margaret Atwood ‘I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.’ Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs. Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction. 'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it...no television event has hit such a nerve ...The Handmaid’s Tale is more relevant one year after the first season’ – Guardian 'Don’t expect to be gripped by a more potent or involving drama this year' – Telegraph

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438114567
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 118
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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.

The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

  • Author: J. Brooks Bouson
  • Publisher: Salem PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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Presents essays that discuss the cultural context and critical response to the Canadian author's controversial work.

Women's Issues in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

Women's Issues in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

  • Author: David Erik Nelson
  • Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 0737764481
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 160
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The Handmaid's Tale depicts a dystopian society in which a religious dictatorship assumes control of the United States, turning the country into the Republic of Gilead. In this new society, women are stripped of autonomy and often relegated to roles such as servant or childbearing maid. Since the book's publication in 1985, it has become a popular point of reference to guard against government interference in women's rights and issues. This informative edition takes a critical look at Atwood's life and writings, with a specific focus on key ideas related to The Handmaid's Tale. The book collects a series of essays pertaining to feminism, sexism, and religious fundamentalism, creating points of discussion for readers that are both modern and relevant. The text also discusses contemporary women's issues and presents perspectives on topics such as surrogacy, same-sex marriage, and modesty.

The Right to Read the Handmaid's Tale in School

The Right to Read the Handmaid's Tale in School

  • Author: Heidi Laing
  • Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9783838357188
  • Category:
  • Page: 128
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Debates about book censorship and selection are far-reaching and ongoing, however little research has lingered in the spaces of irresolvable tension within these debates, and specifically the debates that focus on novels read in school. In an intertextual analysis of literary theory and editorial-blog responses to a recent debate about the suitability of Margaret Atwood s "The Handmaid s Tale" as a high school text, the author works to broaden and trouble understandings of what it means to read this novel in school. The online forum for discussion is a unique space that offers new and different insights into an age-old conversation. Weaving online reader responses to the Handmaid s Tale debate with a large body of research that struggles with our complicated relationship with reading, this book strives to add complexity and depth to an often-polarizing issue.

The Handmaid?s Tale 2020 Calendar

The Handmaid?s Tale 2020 Calendar

  • Author: Sellers Pub Inc
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781531907501
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Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Oryx and Crake' - A Comparison

Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Oryx and Crake' - A Comparison

  • Author: Martina Schönherr
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 364042025X
  • Category:
  • Page: 56
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Constance (Literaturwissenschaften), course: Margaret Atwood's Later Fiction, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood's novels The Handmaid's Tale (T.H.T., 1985) and Oryx and Crake (O. & C., 2003) are works of speculative fiction that are set in the near future. Both of the depicted scenarios take place in the U.S.A. and could be classified as "survivor's stories" as they are told from the perspective of a person that survived the new system or the catastrophe the books deal with. T.H.T. takes the reader into an oppressive system that has become reality in the year 2005. In this system women are divided into different kinds of "functional groups" according to their abilities. The story is told by the handmaid Offred who - as all handmaids - is still believed to be fertile. Thus she is solely good for childbearing and has not got any choice. This system however is confined to the United States so that there is still hope for an escape to a better life for the people living under the system. The scenario in O. & C. on the other hand occurs around the year 2025 and depicts a world wide catastrophe where Snowman - the narrator of the story - is one of the few surviving human beings. This paper will compare the two novels according to some points of analysis. I had to confine myself to a few themes as it is impossible to include all topics that could be of importance. To start with, I will take a look at the social and political background of the time the novels were written in, followed by a generic analysis of the works. Secondly I will answer the question about the inspiration for these novels and I will deal with the epilogues Atwood added to her books. This will be followed by a chapter about the main topics of the novels which are reproduction, religion and sexuality. Last but not least I will compare the main characters and discus

The Handmaid's Tale, Roman Protéen

The Handmaid's Tale, Roman Protéen

Conférence de Margaret Atwood : Genèse Du Roman Et Fonction Des Notes Historiques : Table Ronde Avec L'auteur

  • Author: Margaret Atwood,Jean-Michel Lacroix,Jacques Leclaire,Jack Warwick
  • Publisher: Publication Univ Rouen Havre
  • ISBN: 9782877752510
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  • Page: 99
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The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

  • Author: Coral Ann Howells,Neil McEwan
  • Publisher: Pearson York Notes
  • ISBN: 9780582784369
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  • Page: 136
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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

  • Author: Melanie Lemke
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640282698
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  • Page: 56
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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.