The Handmaids Tale



The Handmaids Tale 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 Best Download [ The Handmaids Tale ] Author [ Margaret Atwood ] – heartforum.co.uk

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author ofthan thirty five volumes of poetry, childr Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe College.Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author ofthan thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman 1970 , The Handmaid s Tale 1983 , The Robber Bride 1994 , Alias Grace 1996 , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000 Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in 2003 The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in 2006 Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007 Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in 2008, and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of 2009 Ms Atwood s work has been published inthan forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In 2004 she co invented the Long Pen TM.Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May 1981 to May 1982, and was President of International P.E.N., Canadian Centre English Speaking from 1984 1986 She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International

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  • Paperback
  • 311 pages
  • The Handmaids Tale
  • Margaret Atwood
  • English
  • 16 December 2018
  • 038549081X

10 thoughts on “The Handmaids Tale

  1. Kate says:

    It s been almost five years since I wrote my review I ve rewritten large parts of it for clarity The main idea remains the same Extremist Judeo Christian beliefs have won America s culture war Now women have no rights They are slaves to men and the biblical, patriarchal society in which they live The Handmaid s Tale is the first person account of one of these enslaved women.Massachusetts Turns Into Saudi Arabia More than thirty years have passed since The Handmaid s Tale was first publish It s been almost five years since I wrote my review I ve rewritten large parts of it for clarity The main idea remains the same Extremist Judeo Christian beliefs have won America s culture war Now women have no rights They are slaves to men and the biblical, patriarchal society in which they live The Handmaid s Tale is the first person account of one of these enslaved women.Massachusetts Turns Into Saudi Arabia More than thirty ye...

  2. Stephanie *Very Stable Genius* says:

    7 7 17 I m just going to leave this here fuck Paul Ryan but not literally, ew Sleeveless women My stars and garters 03 31 17 So, this Russia thing Am I right 2 5 17..just another giant step towards making this book a reality, like they always dreamed of.Original review written in 2o12 WARNING This review is being written after I worked a 13 hour day, with another one on the horizon tomorrow, and a glass of wine and while watching the Rachel Maddow show Current events have put 7 7 17 I m just going to leave this here fuck Paul Ryan but not literally, ew Sleeveless women My stars and garters 03 31 17 So, this Russia thing Am I right 2 5 17..just another giant step towards making this book a reality, like they alwa...

  3. Pollopicu says:

    I guess Atwood doesn t believe in quotation marks. I don t think I ve ever come across a novel yet in which there is no distinction between the narrator and the character It took me quite a while to get used to that type of style of writing I had to go back and re read sentences again and again, which doesn t really lend itself to a relaxing reading experience, and it slowed me down quite a bit..First 100 pages R...

  4. Emily May says:

    There are only a small handful of books that have affected me in a REALLY personal way In a way that I always try to put into words and always, ultimately, fail I have read a lot of books over the years and I ve liked many, disliked plenty too, loved and hated a smaller amount but out of the thousands I ve read, there s less than ten maybe even less than five, now I think about it that honestly hit me so hard that I would go so far as to say they changed me The Handmaid s Tale is a book There are only a small han...

  5. Jennifer says:

    edited from a paper I wrote in college about the book In 1986, when Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid s Tale, Ronald Regan had declared Morning in America, and society was going to renew itself by returning to the old values The Christian right, in its infancy at the time, was rising in reaction to the Free Love, and the horrors of AIDs The 1984 election gave us Willie Horton, and a reminder about how violent and evil society had become Finally, even though Chernobyl happened shortly edited from a paper I wrote in college about the book In 1986, when...

  6. Bookdragon Sean says:

    Anyone else loving the television adaptation at the moment Sure, they ve played around with the plot a little and padded a few things out, but I think they ve captured the essence of this book in all its brutal reality Certainly, worth a watch Book ReviewI ve been moved by books in the past, many times, but I ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained me to such a degree This is frightening and powerful And sometimes it only takes a single paragraph to make you realise how much Anyone else loving the television adaptation at the moment Sure, they ve played around with the plot a little and padded a few things out, but I think they ve captured the essence of this book in all its brutal reality Certainly, worth a watch Book ReviewI ve been moved by books in the past, many times, but I ve never before read a book that has emotionally drained m...

  7. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning The dystopian future she describes in Gilead which appears to be centered in Boston due to the reference to Mass Ave and the town of Salem is chillingly misogynistic where women are reduced to strict categories Martha for housework and cooking, Jezebels easy to guess, right , Eyes, Angels soldiers for the state , infertile Wives and potentially fertile Handmaids It is beautifully written with lots of flashba Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale is a tale of terror as well as a warning The dystopian future she describes in Gilead which appears to be centered in Boston due to the reference to Mass Ave and the town of Salem is chillingly misogynistic where women are reduced to strict categories Martha for housework and cooking, Jezebels easy to guess, right , Eyes, Angels soldiers for the state , infertile Wives and potentially fertile Handmaids It is beautifully written with lots of flashbacks of Offred ,the protagonist s name, of how things devolved into the horrors of her ...

  8. Michelle says:

    Everyone seems to like getting scared from time to time We sometimes like to read, or watch movies and shows about natural disasters, psychopaths, monsters, zombies, and vampires However, we like our scary stuff to be fictional and temporary Watching Battle Royale Awesome Watching the news about a real murderous dictator on CNN Not awesome but just as scary The Handmaid s Tale is guaranteed to terrify you both in a fun, entertaining way and in a viscerally upsetting, too close to h Everyone ...

  9. Samadrita says:

    Consider this not a ground breaking work of literature Consider this not a piece of fiction boasting an avant garde mode of narration Consider it not a commentary on the concept of subjugation of the weak by the ones holding the reins Consider it not a thinly veiled feminist diatribe either.Instead, consider The Handmaid s Tale an almost physical experience Consider Margaret Atwood a fearless deliverer of u...

  10. Tatiana says:

    What a perfect time to be scared to death by this novel It doesn t feel dated or far fetched at all, thanks to President Trump.Claire Danes is a pretty good match for this narrative.Original reviewImagine the near future where power is overtaken by the religious right under the guise of protection from Islamic terrorism Imagine the future where the roles of the women reduced to those assigned to them in Old Testament they are no longer allowed to read, work, own property, or handle money Im What a perfect time to be s...

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