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The handmaid's tale, by Margaret Atwood

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Atwood
Title variation
  • Hand maid's tale
  • handmaids tale
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this Orwellian dramatization, religion becomes a tool of repression and social control to force women into the roles of stay-at-home wives, domestic staff, prostitutes, or surrogate mothers. They have no rights to their bodies or property and are completely dependent upon men. Those women who have had at least one child find themselves forced into the role of breeding machine, producing children for childless couples. References to 20th-century issues abound, including Agent Orange, abortion, women's rights, and escape attempts to Canada. At least 14 different readers make it easy for the listener to distinguish among the various characters. Despite sound effects and some indistinguishable white noise, there are a few spots with dead air. This program will be of interest to Atwood fans and those interested in futuristic tales. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted
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Summary
Offred, a Handmaid, describes life in what was once the United States, now the Republic of Gilead, a shockingly repressive and intolerant monotheocracy, in a satirical tour de force set in the near future.
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Award
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 1987.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1987.
  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Fiction, 1985.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 1986.
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
013462
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Target audience
adult
Label
The handmaid's tale, by Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5862120
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
531 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838478
Lccn
2017006180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn971509536
  • (OCoLC)971509536
Label
The handmaid's tale, by Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5862120
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
531 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838478
Lccn
2017006180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn971509536
  • (OCoLC)971509536

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