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  • Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
  • Year Published: 1986
  • Description: 311 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 750

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  • 0395404258
  • 9780395404256
  • 9780385490818
  • 038549081X

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The handmaid's tale

by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Malletts Adult, Traverwood Adult

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Full-cast dramatization.

"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow.

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Dystopian to the extreme

A harrowing and claustrophobic but extremely well crafted novel. The injustices described in The Handmaid's Tale are sometimes painful to read, particularly in today's political climate when reproductive freedom is under attack and sexism is still alive and well.

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