The Handmaid's Tale

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This 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. Night -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting Room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth Day -- Night -- Soul Scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- Night -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical Notes. Margaret Atwood. Includes Historical Notes (p. 299-311).

Author : Atwood, Margaret

Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Year : 1998-03-16T00:00:01Z

Edition : 1st Anchor Books

Format : Paperback, 311 pages

Subject : Man-woman relationships, Man-woman relationships--Fiction, Misogyny, Misogyny--Fiction, Women, Women--Fiction, Dystopias, Dystopias--Fiction, PR9199.3.A8 H3 1998, PZ7.A895 Ha 1998, 813/.54

Language : en_US

Dimensions : Height: 7.94 Inches, Length: 5.21 Inches, Weight: 0.55 Pounds, Width: 0.7 Inches

ISBN : 038549081x

ISBN13 : 9780385490818

Overview :

It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed.