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The Handmaid's Tale
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Series:
Handmaid's tale volume 1.
Lexile measure:
750L
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Published:
HMH Books 1986
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Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
02/17/1986
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780547345666
ASIN:
B003JFJHTS
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.4, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
750
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APA Citation (style guide)

Margaret Atwood. (1986). The Handmaid's Tale. HMH Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Margaret Atwood. 1986. The Handmaid's Tale. HMH Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale. HMH Books, 1986.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid's Tale. HMH Books, 1986. Web.

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Before The Testaments, there was The Handmaid's Tale: an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times).
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.

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