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The Handmaid's tale

In the futuristic Republic of Gilead which is being ruled and policed by men, women are divided into classes based on their household functions.

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  • "In the futuristic Republic of Gilead which is being ruled and policed by men, women are divided into classes based on their household functions."@en
  • "Set in the Republic of Gilead, during the late twentieth century, when declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure. All young women, who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime of men. This is the story of one of these young women."@en
  • "Set in the near future, America has become a puritanical theocracy and Offred tells her story as a Handmaid under the new social order."@en
  • "A gripping suspense tale. An allegory of what results from a politics based on misogyny, racism, and anti-Semitism."
  • "The Republic of Gilead allows Offred only one function - to breed. If she deviates, she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on whom her future hangs. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cap."@en
  • "The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function - to breed. If she deviates, she will be killed. But even an oppressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs."
  • "Set in 21st century America, under post-feminist totalitarian rule, the story of Offred whose one purpose is to breed."
  • "Fundamentalist biblical morality rules the twenty-first century Gilead Republic, where nearly all women are enslaved. Offred, a handmaid used for breeding by the ruling class, risks exile in the radioactive colonies or execution by seeking freedom through the Underground Femaleroad."@en
  • "Set in the near future, America has become a puritanical theocracy and Offred tells her story as a Handmaid under the new social order whose function is to breed."
  • "GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. 'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph."
  • "Offred, a handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future."@en
  • "Offred is one of the few women in the Republic of Gilead left with functioning ovaries, whose only function it is to breed. If she deviates, she will be hanged as a dissenter. But Offred is determined to find a way out."@en
  • "A visionary novel in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy."
  • "A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker connections between politics and sex. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, the novel is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force -- Cover."@en
  • ""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."@en
  • ""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."
  • "A cloth bag with ten copies of the title, that may also include miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders."
  • "A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction."
  • "A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction."@en
  • ""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."
  • "In the Republic of Gilead, Offred is a handmaid. As one of the few women left with functioning ovaries, the one role allowed her is to breed. if she deviates, she will be hanged at the Wall or sent out to die of radiation sickness. But Offred has clear memories of the time before when women were free and she is determined to find a way out."@en
  • "A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time. Offered is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray for the COmmander to make her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules."
  • "From the Publisher: In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning."@en
  • ""In a startling departure from her previous novels (Lady Oracle, Surfacing), respected Canadian poet and novelist Atwood presents here a fable of the near future. In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right Schlafly/Falwell-type ideals have been carried to extremes in the monotheocratic 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 (read: "of Fred"), a Handmaid who recalls the past and tells how the chilling society came to be."--LibraryJ rev. via Amazon.ca."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "Ervaringen van een Amerikaanse vrouw in de 21e eeuw als godsdienstfanaten aan de macht zijn in de Verenigde Staten."
  • "In a society where women have no status, a survivor of "the other times" tells the story of those times."@en

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