The handmaid's tale

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Handmaid's tale volume 1.
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Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

Audie Award, Fiction, 2013

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes ( Temple Grandin , Homeland ) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.

After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.

The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible's A-List Collection, featuring the world's most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.

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9781328879943
9781480559967
038549081
9781480559820
9780385539241
9780385490818
9780547345666
038553924
9781491519110
9780395404256
UPC:
9781491519110
Lexile measure:
750L
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display_description "This visionary novel in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984 -- its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow. 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.
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subject_facet Atwood, Margaret, -- 1939- -- Handmaid's tale -- Adaptations, Audiobooks, Dystopian fiction, Dystopias, Dystopias -- Fiction, Fantastic fiction, Fantasy fiction, Graphic novels, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Misogyny -- Comic books, strips, etc, Misogyny -- Fiction, Pregnancy -- Social aspects -- Fiction, Women -- Comic books, strips, etc, Women -- Fiction
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title_full The Handmaid's Tale, The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood, The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood ; art & adaptation, ReneĢe Nault
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