The Handmaid s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

The Handmaid s Tale


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307264602

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The Handmaid s Tale Excerpt :

A chilling 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. 25,000 first printing.

The Handmaid s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

The Handmaid s Tale


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Fertility, Human
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771008795

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The Handmaid s Tale Excerpt :

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. "From the Hardcover edition."

A Tale for the Time Being Book
Score: 4
From 136 Ratings

A Tale for the Time Being


  • Author : Ruth Ozeki
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101606254

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A Tale for the Time Being Excerpt :

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

The Testaments Book
Score: 4
From 85 Ratings

The Testaments


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771009426

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The Testaments Excerpt :

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

Curious Pursuits Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Curious Pursuits


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2009-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748113408

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Curious Pursuits Excerpt :

' Whenever I resolve to write less and do something healthful instead, like ice dancing - some honey-tongued editor is sure to call me up and make me an offer I can?t refuse. So in some ways this book is simply the result of an under-developed ability to say no.? Collected and published in the UK for the first time, here are essays and journalism from the brilliant novelist and poet. Ranging from book reviews of John Updike and Toni Morrison to an appreciation of Dashiell Hammet; an account of a journey in Afghanistan that sowed the seeds of The Handmaid?s Tale; passionate ecological writings; funny stories of `my most embarrassing moments?; obituaries of some of her great friends and fellow writers: Angela Carter, Mordecai Richler, Carol Shields. This is an insightful, thoughtful and revealing record of the life and times and writings of Margaret Atwood from 1970 to the present.

The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood


  • Author : Coral Ann Howells
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139827317

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The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood Excerpt :

Margaret Atwood's international celebrity has given a new visibility to Canadian literature in English. This Companion provides a comprehensive critical account of Atwood's writing across the wide range of genres within which she has worked for the past forty years, while paying attention to her Canadian cultural context and the multiple dimensions of her celebrity. The main concern is with Atwood the writer, but there is also Atwood the media star and public performer, cultural critic, environmentalist and human rights spokeswoman, social and political satirist, and mythmaker. This immensely varied profile is addressed in a series of chapters which cover biographical, textual, and contextual issues. The Introduction contains an analysis of dominant trends in Atwood criticism since the 1970s, while the essays by twelve leading international Atwood critics represent the wide range of different perspectives in current Atwood scholarship.

The Handmaid s Tale Book

The Handmaid s Tale


  • Author : Karen A. Ritzenhoff
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-06-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498589154

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The Handmaid s Tale Excerpt :

This collection analyzes how their disciplines can add unique depth and context to many of the themes that are being mobilized in Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and its screen adaptations. Contributors address how these themes apply to social issues and specific topics such as science and religion to the role of journalism in a democratic society.

A Modest Proposal Book

A Modest Proposal


  • Author : Dr. Jonathan Swift
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Release Date : 101-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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A Modest Proposal Excerpt :

Published anonymously in 1729, Jonathan Swift’s satirical essay, A Modest Proposal, puts forth the darkly comical idea that the starving poor of Ireland might alleviate their economic condition by selling their children as food for wealthy gentlemen and ladies. At its core, Swift’s Modest Proposal satirizes English exploitation of Ireland in particular and the heartless attitude that rich elites can develop towards the poor in general. Along with Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal is an early English example of the black comedic genre. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library. Swift's devastating short satire on how to solve a famine Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). Swift's works available in Penguin Classics are Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal and Other Writings.

Margaret Atwood Book

Margaret Atwood


  • Author : Reingard M. Nischik
  • Publisher : Camden House
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 1571131396

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Margaret Atwood Excerpt :

A collection of new essays on the multi-talented Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima Book

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima


  • Author : Sucker Punch Productions
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506713557

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The Art of Ghost of Tsushima Excerpt :

On sale date subject to change. A beautifully realized tome inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and featuring art from the delicately crafted video game from Sucker Punch Productions. Dark Horse Books and Sucker Punch Productions are honored to present The Art of Ghost of Tsushima. Explore a unique and intimate look at the Tsushima Islands--all collected into a gorgeous, ornately designed art book. Step into the role of Tsushima Island's last samurai, instilling fear and fighting back against the Mongolian invasion of Japan in the open-world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima. This volume vividly showcases every detail of the vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques, along with a look at storyboards and renders from the most intense, eloquent, and expressive cinematic moments of the game.

Someone to Talk to Book

Someone to Talk to


  • Author : Mario Luis Small
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190661427

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Someone to Talk to Excerpt :

"In Someone To Talk To, Mario L. Small follows a group of graduate students as they cope with stress, overwork, self-doubt, failure, relationships, children, health care, and poverty. He unravels how they decide whom to turn to for support. and he then confirms his findings based on representative national data on adult Americans."--Jacket.

Lire Margaret Atwood Book

Lire Margaret Atwood


  • Author : Marta Dvorak
  • Publisher : Rennes [France] : Presses universitaires de Rennes
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Canadian literature
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028802994

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Lire Margaret Atwood Excerpt :

Ce recueil bilingue consacré à l'écrivain canadien Margaret Atwood, reconnue comme l'une des figures dominantes de la littérature d'expression anglaise, contient l'intervention qu'elle a prononcée à Rennes en novembre 1998 sur son roman The Handmaid's Tale (La Servante écarlate) et sur le genre auquel il appartient. Le roman, inscrit aux programmes 1999 du CAPES et de l'Agrégation d'anglais, a été l'un des plus grands succès littéraires des années 80 aux Etats-Unis, au Canada et en Grande-Bretagne. Utopie, dystopie, satire, ou fiction spéculative, ce texte au scénario terrifiant s'inscrit à l'intérieur du courant postmoderne. Cet ouvrage rassemble des études du roman qui ont été présentées en décembre 1998 au Colloque Margaret Atwood organisé par le Centre d'Etudes Canadiennes de Rennes. Les auteurs analysent le texte sous différents éclairages : ils explorent les rapports entre littérature et société, politique et poétique, langage et organisation de la cité, et examinent les stratégies de détournement mises en œuvre. This bilingual collection devoted to Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, one of the best-known figures in the field of English language literature, contains the address that she pronounced in Rennes in November 1998 on her novel The Handmaid's Tale - one of the greatest literary successes of the 80's in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain - as well as on the genre to which it belongs. Whether it be a utopia, dystopia, satire, or else speculative fiction, the text with its terrifying scenario belongs to the postmodemist movement. This volume brings together studies of the novel that were presented in December 1998 at the Margaret Atwood Conference organised by die Centre d'Etudes Canadiennes of Rennes. The authors analyse the work from different perspectives - they explore the relationship between literature and society, politics and poetics, communication and community, and they study the strategies of resistanc

Margaret Atwood Book

Margaret Atwood


  • Author : Fiona Tolan
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401204545

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Margaret Atwood Excerpt :

Margaret Atwood: Feminism and Fiction takes a new look at the complex relationship between Margaret Atwood’s fiction and feminist politics. Examining in detail the concerns and choices of an author who has frequently been termed feminist but has famously rejected the label on many occasions, this book traces the influences of feminism in Atwood’s work and simultaneously plots moments of dissent or debate. Fiona Tolan presents a clear and detailed study of the first eleven novels of one of Canada’s most prominent authors. Each chapter can be read as an individual textual analysis, whilst the chronological structure provides a fascinating insight into the shifting concerns of a popular and influential author over a period of nearly thirty-five years.

The Heart Goes Last Book
Score: 3.5
From 63 Ratings

The Heart Goes Last


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771009129

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The Heart Goes Last Excerpt :

Imagining a world where citizens take turns as prisoners and jailers, the prophetic Margaret Atwood delivers a hilarious yet harrowing tale about liberty, power, and the irrepressibility of the human appetite. Several years after the world's brutal economic collapse, Stan and Charmaine, a married couple struggling to stay afloat, hear about the Positron Project in the town of Consilience, an experiment in cooperative living that appears to be the answer to their problems - to living in their car, to the lousy jobs, to the vandalism and the gangs, to their piled-up debt. There's just one drawback: once inside Consilience, you don't get out. After weighing their limited options, Stan and Charmaine sign up, and soon they find themselves involved in the town's strategy for economic stability: a pervasive prison system, whereby each citizen lives a double life, as a prisoner one month, and a guard or town functionary the next. At first, Stan and Charmaine enjoy their newfound prosperity. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who shares her civilian house, her actions set off an unexpected chain of events that leave Stan running for his life. Brilliant, dark, and provocative, The Heart Goes Last is a compelling futuristic vision that will drive readers to the edge of their seats.

The Flame Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Flame


  • Author : Leonard Cohen
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771024429

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The Flame Excerpt :

The final work from Leonard Cohen, Canada's most celebrated poet and an artist whose audience spans generations and whose work is known and loved throughout the world. The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life. Featuring lyrics, prose pieces, and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker. An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen's storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen's lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who set out to explore our darkest questions and came back wanting, yearning for more.