The Handmaid s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 500 Ratings

The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : Coral Ann Howells
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: American fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0582329183

The Handmaid s Tale Book Description :

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

The Handmaid s Tale Book
Score: 4
From 517 Ratings

The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1986-02-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547345666

The Handmaid s Tale Book Description :

Now a Hulu Original Series The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

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

The Handmaid s Tale Book Description :

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.

The Testaments Book
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings

The Testaments

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

The Testaments Book Description :

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

The Handmaid s Tale Book

The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438114569

The Handmaid s Tale Book Description :

Discusses the characters, plot and writing of The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

Religion in The Handmaid s Tale Book

Religion in The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : Colette Tennant
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506456317

Religion in The Handmaid s Tale Book Description :

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale captivates readers with its disturbingly prescient vision of the future and haunting insights into the world as we know it. Religion--especially elements of the Christian faith--pervades every inch of the world as Atwood imagines it. Gilead's leaders use perverse forms of Christianity to sustain their authority and privilege, making understanding religion an integral part of understanding Gilead. In the face of the inextricable role of religion in the novel, readers are left to puzzle out religious references and allusions on their own. From the significance of names to twisted uses of religion to the origins of the Ceremony, this book answers all the questions you might have about religion in this prophetic novel. For anyone who's ever googled a biblical precedent or religious phrase after encountering Atwood's dystopia, this essential guide explains it all and gives readers a fascinating look into the novel and its world. Read it and understand The Handmaid's Tale like never before.

Oryx and Crake Book
Score: 3.5
From 283 Ratings

Oryx and Crake

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307400840

Oryx and Crake Book Description :

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize. Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again. The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief. With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter.

Angel Catbird Book
Score: 2.5
From 9 Ratings

Angel Catbird

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506700632

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 Handmaid s Tale  by Margaret Atwood Book

The Handmaid s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  • Author : J. Brooks Bouson
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000067112845

The Handmaid s Tale by Margaret Atwood Book Description :

Presents essays that discuss the cultural context and critical response to the Canadian author's controversial work.

The Handmaid s Tale  Graphic Novel  Book

The Handmaid s Tale Graphic Novel

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Nan A. Talese
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385544856

The Handmaid s Tale Graphic Novel Book Description :

The stunning graphic novel adaptation • A must-read and collector’s item for fans of “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 2019. In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this beautiful graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

The  Handmaid s Tale  in comparison to totalitarian regimes of the past and today Book

The Handmaid s Tale in comparison to totalitarian regimes of the past and today

  • Author :
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-04-01
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346141064

The Handmaid s Tale in comparison to totalitarian regimes of the past and today Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,67, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this document is to give an overview of "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood and to compare Gilead with historic and present totalitarian regimes. The first section is to provide information about the author and her inspiration for the book. Then a plot summary and a characterization of two of the main characters will be made. Subsequent to that, the narrative perspective and the setting will shortly be examined next to the significance of clothing and nomenclature. Finally, comparisons to history and present totalitarian regimes will be made. "You just raped every woman who’s been raped by a man. You just raped her all over again. This is just a shame, this is a disgrace, this is a travesty" (Filipovic, 2019). This statement was made by Alabama Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton during a fierce debate on America’s most stringent anti-abortion law. In May 2019 the Alabama Senate voted for a regulation that outlaws almost all kinds of abortion. It is in stark contrast to the ruling of the Supreme Court from 1973 which had recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end her pregnancy. The new Alabama law, however, bans and criminalizes abortion at every stage of pregnancy. It charges doctors with felonies and prison sentences of up to 99 years. Furthermore, there is no exclusion for cases of rape or incest - meaning that even if a woman gets abused and impregnated against her will, she is forced to give birth to that child. It is noteworthy that the Alabama Senate consists of 31 men and only four women.

The Handmaid s Tale  Study Guide  Book

The Handmaid s Tale Study Guide

  • Author : BookCaps Study Guides Staff
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621072942

The Handmaid s Tale Study Guide Book Description :

The perfect companion to Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Margaret Atwood Book

Margaret Atwood

  • Author : Jonathan Noakes
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448137244

Margaret Atwood Book Description :

In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Margaret Atwood. This guide will deal with her themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.

The Heart Goes Last Book
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings

The Heart Goes Last

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

The Heart Goes Last Book Description :

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.

Praised Be Bitches Handmaids Tale Book

Praised Be Bitches Handmaids Tale

  • Author : The Handmaid The Handmaid Journals
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-01-26
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9798604705018

Praised Be Bitches Handmaids Tale Book Description :

Everyone needs a place to record things. Whether the journal is used to record personal thoughts, travels, life events, gratitudes, daily tasks, quotes or notes, it doesn't matter. What matters is that, you pick up a notebook/journal or maybe several notebooks and make journaling a daily habit.

Doing Femininity in the Handmaid s Tale and the Bell Jar Book

Doing Femininity in the Handmaid s Tale and the Bell Jar

  • Author : Simona Abi Dib
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1201175933

Doing Femininity in the Handmaid s Tale and the Bell Jar Book Description :

This thesis examines the concept of doing femininity in The Handmaids Tale and The Bell Jar. Based on the notion that gender is cultural and constructed out of social doings, the thesis explores how the gender norms that combine agents of discipline and the belief in the determinism of nature, hampers womens resistance and emancipation that the feminist theories extol. The Handmaids Tale unfolds Plaths pessimistic views on motherhood regarding womens enslavement and the restriction of their choices, by depicting Esthers bell jar as a dystopian Republic that oppresses women. Gender performances that are imposed on women, once executed and repeated, are internalized. The internalization of the gender norms is consolidated by the agents of discipline, surveillance and punishment that essentialize gender differences. Doing femininity thus becomes a theory of conformity and the female body becomes more as a locus of social control than a tool of resistance. Through the protagonists failure to resist, The Handmaids Tale and The Bell Jar underscore the failure of the utopian feminist modes of emancipation in the face of the social institution, widening the gap between the theory and its practice.

Women s Issues in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Book

Women s Issues in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

  • Author : David Erik Nelson
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-10-26
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737758009

Women s Issues in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Book Description :

The Handmaid's Tale depicts a dystopian society in which a religious dictatorship assumes control of the United States, turning the country into the Republic of Gilead. In this new society, women are stripped of autonomy and often relegated to roles such as servant or childbearing maid. Since the book's publication in 1985, it has become a popular point of reference to guard against government interference in women's rights and issues. This informative edition takes a critical look at Atwood's life and writings, with a specific focus on key ideas related to The Handmaid's Tale. The book collects a series of essays pertaining to feminism, sexism, and religious fundamentalism, creating points of discussion for readers that are both modern and relevant. The text also discusses contemporary women's issues and presents perspectives on topics such as surrogacy, same-sex marriage, and modesty.

The Handmaid s tale  roman prot  en Book

The Handmaid s tale roman prot en

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Publication Univ Rouen Havre
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN 10 : 2877752518

The Handmaid s tale roman prot en Book Description :

Payback Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings


  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887848001

Payback Book Description :

Explores debt as a central historical component of religion, literature, and societal structure, while examining the idea of humanity's debt to the natural world.

An Unorthodox Match Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

An Unorthodox Match

  • Author : Naomi Ragen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250161246

An Unorthodox Match Book Description :

An Unorthodox Match is a powerful and moving novel of faith, love, and acceptance, from author Naomi Ragen, the international bestselling author of The Devil in Jerusalem. California girl Lola has her life all set up: business degree, handsome fiancé, fast track career, when suddenly, without warning, everything tragically implodes. After years fruitlessly searching for love, marriage, and children, she decides to take the radical step of seeking spirituality and meaning far outside the parameters of modern life in the insular, ultraorthodox enclave of Boro Park, Brooklyn. There, fate brings her to the dysfunctional home of newly-widowed Jacob, a devout Torah scholar, whose life is also in turmoil, and whose small children are aching for the kindness of a womanly touch. While her mother direly predicts she is ruining her life, enslaving herself to a community that is a misogynistic religious cult, Lola’s heart tells her something far more complicated. But it is the shocking and unexpected messages of her new community itself which will finally force her into a deeper understanding of the real choices she now faces and which will ultimately decide her fate.