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

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 750

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0395404258
  • 9780395404256
  • 9780385490818
  • 038549081X


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The handmaid's tale

by Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-

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Call number: Fiction

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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 Dilemma

An tough climate with the world in peril is the setting. Surrogate sex is such an odd concept but seems like the norm in this odd world.

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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