Alias Grace Book
Score: 4
From 119 Ratings

Alias Grace


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797957

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Alias Grace Book Description :

In Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century—recently adapted into a 6-part Netflix original mini-series by director Mary Harron and writer/actress Sarah Polley. It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Alias Grace Book
Score: 4
From 112 Ratings

Alias Grace


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2010-12-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551994864

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Alias Grace Book Description :

In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the vicious murders of her employer and his mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. As Dr. Simon Jordan – an expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness – tries to unlock her memory, what will he find? Was Grace a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances? Taut and compelling, penetrating and wise, Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that vividly evokes time and place. The novel and its characters will continue to haunt the reader long after the final page.

Alias Grace Book
Score: 4
From 111 Ratings

Alias Grace


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748113330

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Alias Grace Book Description :

By the author of The Handmaid's Tale Now a major NETFLIX series Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery. 'Brilliant... Atwood's prose is searching. So intimate it seems to be written on the skin' Hilary Mantel 'The outstanding novelist of our age' Sunday Times 'A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific...I don't think I have ever been so thrilled' Julie Myerson, Independent on Sunday

In Search of Alias Grace Book

In Search of Alias Grace


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047585669

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In Search of Alias Grace Book Description :

Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace is based on the murder of Thomas Kinnear and his mistress Nancy Montgomery in 1843. Kinnear's manservant was hung for the crime, but the execution of his supposed accomplice Grace Marks, owing to her "feeble sex" and "extreme youth," was commuted to life. The entire event excited widespread interest although few agreed that justice had been served. Some denounced Grace as a cunning demon, others considered her a terrorized victim of circumstance and pleaded for mercy. These opinions were influenced by various political and religious agendas of the day as well as by Victorian views on gender, class and justice. Little concrete evidence was identified, and journalists contradicted one and other. Everyone who ever set pen to paper on the subject of Grace seems to have been intensely subjective. In In Search of Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood describes her own search for the facts, what she found out, what eluded her grasp and how this process shaped her novel.

Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace


  • Author : Gina Wisker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-06-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN 10 : 0826457061

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Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace Book Description :

Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure: a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.

The narration in  Alias Grace   Ambiguity of Grace Marks Book

The narration in Alias Grace Ambiguity of Grace Marks


  • Author : Nadine Henke
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-10-05
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 9
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346262608

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The narration in Alias Grace Ambiguity of Grace Marks Book Description :

Essay from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: 1,7, , course: Gender in Film and the Visual Arts, language: English, abstract: The ambiguity of Grace herself is especially interesting about this series. Therefore, my attempt is to first analyze the narrative style, especially concerning the different timelines as well as Grace’s unreliability and ambiguity as a character and narrator. Furthermore, I will connect this way of narrating to Grace’s quilting which is omnipresent in the series and can be read as another form of communication and narration especially for women at a time where they usually had to stay silent. With a rather powerful voice-over begins the telling of Grace Marks, by that time a 33-year-old maid that was convicted of murdering her former employer Thomas Kinnear and his house keeper Nancy Montgomery together with the stable boy James McDermott. While he gets hanged, Grace is sentenced to life imprisonment. Now, 15 years after her conviction, psychologist Dr. Simon Jordan is hired to talk to Grace to find out if she really was guilty of the murders or not. These are true events that took once place in 1843 and then were adopted for a novel written by Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace. Based on this novel the canadian US-American Drama-mini-series Alias Grace, written by Margaret Atwood and Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, was released in 2017. It is the story of Grace Marks, the question of her innocence and guilt, that is constantly being asked by Dr. Jordan as well as the audience.

Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

Life in the Clearings Versus the Bush


  • Author : Susanna Moodie
  • Publisher : New York : De Witt & Davenport
  • Release Date : 1853
  • Genre: Ontario
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:N10603314

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Alias Grace Book
Score: 4
From 80 Ratings

Alias Grace


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Biographical fiction
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN 10 : 1860492592

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Alias Grace Book Description :

'Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.

Angel Catbird Book
Score: 2.5
From 9 Ratings

Angel Catbird


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506700632

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Angel Catbird Book Description :

Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year.On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure - with a lot of cat puns.

The Margaret Atwood 4 Book Bundle Book

The Margaret Atwood 4 Book Bundle


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1882
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771006791

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The Margaret Atwood 4 Book Bundle Book Description :

Four of Margaret Atwood's best novels, in one volume! In The Handmaid's Tale, a 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. The Blind Assassin: “Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.” These words are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two. Iris recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sister’s death, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets. Among these is “The Blind Assassin,” a novel that earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, it was a pulp fantasy improvised by two unnamed lovers who meet secretly in rented rooms and seedy cafés. As this novel-within-a-novel twists and turns through love and jealousy, self-sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real narrative, as both move closer to war and catastrophe. Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning sensation combines elements of gothic drama, romantic suspense, and science fiction fantasy in a spellbinding tale. In Alias Grace, Atwood takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper an

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s  Alias Grace  Book

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace


  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 27
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410339553

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A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace Book Description :

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Cat s Eye Book
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings

Cat s Eye


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797964

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Cat s Eye Book Description :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release form her haunting memories. Disturbing, humorous, and compassionate—and a finalist for the Booker Prize—Cat’s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods  Alias Grace  Book

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods Alias Grace


  • Author : Nathalie Fiore
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668174627

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Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods Alias Grace Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Literature - Canada, grade: 2,0, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this term paper is to exemplify the central key features in Postmodernism and to analyse in how far Margaret Atwood manages to make use of them in her novel "Alias Grace". Besides, I will concentrate on Atwood’s strategies to integrate the postmodern features into the novel and to illustrate them to the reader. The first part of the term paper will be concerned with a general overview of Genette’s categories of discourse-oriented Narratology and the postmodern features Fragmentation, Subjectivity, Indeterminacy and Alienation. More precisely, I will define these features and will concentrate on the most important characteristics which can be linked to the novel. I will mention Genette’s Narrative Theory because it is especially important when dealing with Fragmentation. The second part will be concerned with these postmodern features with reference to "Alias Grace". Concerning Fragmentation, I am going to illustrate the interchanging narratives in the novel. When dealing with Subjectivity, I will analyse in how far different narratives of the story are subjective. By pointing out several passages in which open questions remain and the reader has to interpret on his own, I will discuss Indeterminacy. After doing so, I am going to point out in how far Fragmentation, Subjectivity and Indeterminacy lead to an Alienation of the reader. At the end of the term paper, a conclusion will be drawn in which one can see in how far Atwood uses postmodern elements in her novel.

Up in the Tree Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Up in the Tree


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780888997296

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Up in the Tree Book Description :

Two children who live in a tree don't know what to do when beavers take their ladder, and after rescue comes at the hands of a friend, they find a way to return without worry.

The Fairy Tale Intertext in Margaret Atwood s  Alias Grace  and Anne Hebert s  Kamouraska  Book

The Fairy Tale Intertext in Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace and Anne Hebert s Kamouraska


  • Author : Melissa Sue Li Sheung Ying
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:833032906

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The Fairy Tale Intertext in Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace and Anne Hebert s Kamouraska Book Description :

This study examines the use of the fairy tale intertext in contemporary Canadian women's fiction. In using specific fairy tale plots, themes, motifs, and/or characters within their works of fiction, women writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries purposefully express their goal for the revival and continuity of the female narrative voice and sense of agency. To explore the fairy tale-fiction relationship, Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and Anne Hébert's Kamouraska are approached from what fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes has constructed as the theory of contamination of the fairy tale genre. The fairy tale genre's integration into contemporary fiction represents an important development where fairy tale narratives are critically reread so as to bring out deeper meanings for the contemporary audience.

The Robber Bride Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

The Robber Bride


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307797971

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The Robber Bride Book Description :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale One of Margaret Atwood’s most unforgettable characters lurks at the center of this intricate novel like a spider in a web. The glamorous, irresistible, unscrupulous Zenia is nothing less than a fairy-tale villain in the memories of her former friends. Roz, Charis, and Tony—university classmates decades ago—were reunited at Zenia’s funeral and have met monthly for lunch ever since, obsessively retracing the destructive swath she once cut through their lives. A brilliantly inventive fabulist, Zenia had a talent for exploiting her friends’ weaknesses, wielding intimacy as a weapon and cheating them of money, time, sympathy, and men. But one day, five years after her funeral, they are shocked to catch sight of Zenia: even her death appears to have been yet another fiction. As the three women plot to confront their larger-than-life nemesis, Atwood proves herself a gleefully acute observer of the treacherous shoals of friendship, trust, desire, and power.

A Textual Quilt Book

A Textual Quilt


  • Author : Marie Delord
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:502370792

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The Platinum Age of Television Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Platinum Age of Television


  • Author : David Bianculli
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385540285

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The Platinum Age of Television Book Description :

Television today is better than ever. From The Sopranos to Breaking Bad, Sex and the City to Girls, and Modern Family to Louie, never has so much quality programming dominated our screens. Exploring how we got here, acclaimed TV critic David Bianculli traces the evolution of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series, the medical drama, and the variety show. In each genre he selects five key examples of the form to illustrate its continuities and its dramatic departures. Drawing on exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history, Bianculli shows how the medium has evolved into the premier form of visual narrative art. Includes interviews with: MEL BROOKS, MATT GROENING, DAVID CHASE, KEVIN SPACEY, AMY SCHUMER, VINCE GILLIGAN, AARON SORKIN, MATTHEW WEINER, JUDD APATOW, LOUIS C.K., DAVID MILCH, DAVID E. KELLEY, JAMES L. BROOKS, LARRY DAVID, KEN BURNS, LARRY WILMORE, AND MANY, MANY MORE

Interior Chinatown Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Interior Chinatown


  • Author : Charles Yu
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307907196

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Interior Chinatown Book Description :

"From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play."--

Agnes s Jacket Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Agnes s Jacket


  • Author : Gail A. Hornstein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351535953

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Agnes s Jacket Book Description :

In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other psychiatric patients have managed to get their stories out, or to publish them on their own. Today, in a vibrant network of peer-advocacy groups all over the world, those with firsthand experience of emotional distress are working together to unravel the mysteries of madness and to help one another recover. Agnes’s Jacket tells their story, focusing especially on the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an international collaboration of professionals, people with lived experience, and their families and friends who have been working to develop an alternative approach to coping with voices, visions, and other extreme states that is empowering and useful and does not start from the assumption that such people have a chronic illness. A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric conditions and the experiences of those who suffer. Hornstein’s work helps us to bridge that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, and paranoia, and emerging with nothing less than a new model for understanding one another and ourselves.