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The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Respected Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood presents a fable of the near future. In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right type ideals have been carried to extremes in the mono-theocratic government. The resulting society is a feminist's nightmare: women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes: the chaste, childless 'Wives'; the housekeeping 'Marthas'; and the reproductive 'Handmaids', who turn their offspring over to the 'morally fit' Wives. The tale is told by Offred, a Handmaid who recalls the past and tells how this chilling society came to be
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Vintage classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Misogyny
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1986
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251562873
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784873189
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The handmaid's tale, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 1986
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251562873
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
314 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784873189
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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