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Novels by Margaret Atwood (Study Guide) - The Handmaid's Tale, the Penelopiad, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing, the Edible Woman, Lady Oracle (Paperback) Loot Price: R371 Discovery Miles 3 710
Novels by Margaret Atwood (Study Guide) - The Handmaid's Tale, the Penelopiad, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing, the Edible...
Novels by Margaret Atwood (Study Guide) - The Handmaid's Tale, the Penelopiad, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing, the Edible...

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Novels by Margaret Atwood (Study Guide) - The Handmaid's Tale, the Penelopiad, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing, the Edible Woman, Lady Oracle (Paperback)

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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Handmaid's Tale, the Penelopiad, Oryx and Crake, Surfacing, the Edible Woman, Lady Oracle, the Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, the Blind Assassin, the Year of the Flood, Alias Grace, Life Before Man, Bodily Harm. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: The Handmaid's Tale is a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood and first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1985. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency. The Handmaid's Tale won the 1985 Governor General's Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987, and it was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, the 1986 Booker Prize, and the 1987 Prometheus Award. It has been adapted for the cinema, radio, opera, and stage. The Handmaid's Tale is set in the Republic of Gilead, a country within the borders of what was formerly the United States of America.It was founded by a racist, male chauvinist, nativist, theocratic-organized military coup as an ideologically-driven response to the pervasive ecological, physical and social degradation of the country. Beginning with a staged terrorist attack (blamed on Muslim terrorists) that kills the President, a movement calling itself the "Sons of Jacob" launched a revolution under the pretext of restoring order, ousting Congress, suspending the U.S. Constitution. Given electronic banking they were quickly able to freeze the assets of all women and other "undesirables" in the country, stripping their rights away. The new theocratic military dictatorship, styled "The Republic of Gilead," moved q...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=16502

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-23315-4
Barcode: 9781155233154
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LSN: 1-155-23315-8

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