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The Handmaid's Tale
Contributor(s): Atwood, Margaret (Author)

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ISBN: 038549081X     ISBN-13: 9780385490818
Publisher: Anchor Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 1998
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Annotation: In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.
Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....
Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, "The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 97042966
Age Level: 14-18
Grade Level: 9-13
Lexile Measure: 750(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.8" H x 5.1" W x 7.9" (0.55 lbs) 320 pages
Themes:
- Catalog Heading - Language Arts
- Curriculum Strand - Language Arts
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Booklist 01/01/2001 pg. 976
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2008 pg. 98
Entertainment Weekly 07/09/2010 pg. 81
Entertainment Weekly 06/28/2013 pg. 28
Entertainment Weekly 07/05/2013 pg. 98
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 8109
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
 
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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.
Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....
Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, "The Handmaid's Tale" is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.
 
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