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The Testaments (Hardcover): Margaret Atwood The Testaments (Hardcover)
Margaret Atwood 3
R360 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R78 (22%) In stock

Joint-2019 Booker Prize Winner, along with Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred? When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

The Testaments - The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition): Margaret Atwood The Testaments - The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Margaret Atwood; Read by Bryce Dallas Howard, Ann Dowd, Mae Whitman 1
R355 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R76 (21%) In stock

Brought to you by Penguin. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2019. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood is read by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard and Mae Whitman with Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal and Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. Pre-order today. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. `Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' Margaret Atwood `The literary event of the year.' Guardian `A savage and beautiful novel, and it speaks to us today, all around the world, with particular conviction and power... The bar is set particularly high for Atwood and she soars over it' Peter Florence, Booker Prize Chair of Judges, Guardian

Penelopiad - The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Penelopiad - The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood
R302 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R57 (19%) In stock

The story of Penelope -- as told by herself.
In The Odyssey, Penelope -- daughter of King Icarius of Sparta, and the cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy -- is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Atwood's dazzling retelling of the old myth is as haunting as it is wise and compassionate, as disturbing as it is entertaining. With incomparable wit and verve, she gives the story of Penelope new life and reality.

"Homer's Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local--a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than The Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope's parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumours circulating about her.
I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to her twelve hanged maids. The Maids form a chanting and singing Chorus which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of The Odyssey: what led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in The Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids; and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself.
--from Margaret Atwood's Introduction to The Penelopiad

"From the Hardcover edition.

A Secret Sisterhood - The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf (Paperback): Emily Midorikawa, Emma Claire... A Secret Sisterhood - The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf (Paperback)
Emily Midorikawa, Emma Claire Sweeney; Foreword by Margaret Atwood
R234 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R62 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'In digging up the forgotten friendships chronicled in A Secret Sisterhood, Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney have done much service to literary history.' Margaret Atwood 'A Secret Sisterhood will help make women's literary friendships of the past relevant to the present.' Michele Roberts 'A Secret Sisterhood offers a clever new perspective on established literary figures.' Tracy Chevalier In their first book together, Midorikawa and Sweeney resurrect four literary collaborations, which were sometimes illicit, scandalous and volatile; sometimes supportive, radical or inspiring; but always, until now, tantalisingly consigned to the shadows. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, and new documents uncovered during the authors' research, the creative connections explored here reveal: Jane Austen's bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright Anne Sharp; how Charlotte Bronte was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor; the transatlantic relationship between George Eliot and the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe; and the underlying erotic charge that lit the friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield - a pair too often dismissed as bitter foes. A Secret Sisterhood uncovers the hidden literary friendships of the world's most respected female authors.

The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback, Tv Tie-In): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback, Tv Tie-In)
Margaret Atwood 2
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER ** DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES in this tie-in edition introduced by Margaret Atwood. `I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.' Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means `of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs. Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction. 'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it...no television event has hit such a nerve ...' Guardian PRE-ORDER THE TESTAMENTS, THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALE, TODAY

Good Bones (Paperback, Digital original): Margaret Atwood Good Bones (Paperback, Digital original)
Margaret Atwood
R205 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R27 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A treasure trove of collected works from the legendary author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Queen Gertrude gives Hamlet a piece of her mind. An ugly sister and a wicked stepmother put in a good word for themselves. A reincarnated bat explains how Bram Stoker got Dracula hopelessly wrong. Bones and Murder is a bewitching cocktail of prose and poetry, fiction and fairytales, as well as some of Atwood's own illustrations. It's pure distilled Atwood: deliciously strong and bittersweet. 'A marvellous miniature sample case of Atwood's sensuous and sardonic talents' Times Literary Supplement

Brave New World (Paperback, Export E.): Aldous Huxley Brave New World (Paperback, Export E.)
Aldous Huxley; Introduction by Margaret Atwood
R184 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R32 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAW Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

Brave New World - Special 3D Edition (Paperback, Special 3D Edition): Aldous Huxley Brave New World - Special 3D Edition (Paperback, Special 3D Edition)
Aldous Huxley; Introduction by Margaret Atwood 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) In stock

WITH INTRODUCTIONS BY MARGARET ATWOOD AND DAVID BRADSHAW Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his distress... Huxley's ingenious fantasy of the future sheds a blazing light on the present and is considered to be his most enduring masterpiece.

The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified. 'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph

The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback, 1st Anchor Books ed): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback, 1st Anchor Books ed)
Margaret Atwood 1
R250 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R79 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The Handmaid's Tale (Hardcover): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Hardcover)
Margaret Atwood 1
R290 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. The perfect present for those who like their beauty with a bit of bite.

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

The Testaments - The Sequel to the Handmaid's Tale (Hardcover): Margaret Atwood The Testaments - The Sequel to the Handmaid's Tale (Hardcover)
Margaret Atwood 1
R573 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R120 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Selected Poems II - 1976 - 1986 (Hardcover): Margaret Atwood Selected Poems II - 1976 - 1986 (Hardcover)
Margaret Atwood
R565 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R124 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.

The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback, Reissue): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback, Reissue)
Margaret Atwood
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Republic of Gilead allows Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs…

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of 21st century America gives full reign to Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

The Robber Bride (Paperback): Margaret Atwood The Robber Bride (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
R215 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R45 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Zenia is beautiful, smart and greedy, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless; a man's dream and a woman''s nightmare. She is also dead. Just to make sure Tony, Roz andd Charis are there for the funeral. But five years on, as the three women share an indulgent, sisterly lunch, the unthinkable happens; 'with waves of ill will flowing out of her like cosmic radiation', Zenia is back...

Los Testamentos (2da Parte El Cuento de la Criada) (English, Spanish, Paperback): Margaret Atwood Los Testamentos (2da Parte El Cuento de la Criada) (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Margaret Atwood
R442 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R26 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cat's Eye (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Cat's Eye (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
R220 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayals and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her for forty years. 'Not since Graham Greene has a novelist captured so forcefully the relationship between school bully and victim...Atwood's games are played, exquisitely, by little girls' LISTENER An exceptional novel from the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize

The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 3
R220 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R34 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES 'It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge' Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept. Offred remembers her old life - love, family, a job, access to the news. It has all been taken away. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire. Includes exclusive content: In The 'Backstory' you can read Margaret Atwood's account of how she came to write this landmark dystopian novel 'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph

Hag-Seed (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Hag-Seed (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
R249 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R76 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 'riotous, insanely readable' (Observer) retelling of The Tempest from the bestselling author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and upcoming sequel THE TESTAMENTS. LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a Tempest like no other. It will boost his reputation. It will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. Also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

The Blind Assassin (Paperback): Margaret Atwood The Blind Assassin (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
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Winner of the Man Booker Prize By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama.

The Handmaid's Tale (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Hardcover, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.)
Margaret Atwood
R528 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R116 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader is unable to forget its images and its forecast. With more than two million copies in print, it is Margaret Atwood's most popular and compelling novel.

Set in the near future, it describes life in what once was the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead. Reacting to social unrest, and a sharply declining birthrate, the new regime has reverted to -- even gone beyond -- the repressive tolerance of the original Puritans. Offred is a Handmaid who 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 she is only valued as long as her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years 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.

Oryx And Crake (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Oryx And Crake (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood
R220 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE * Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. * Praise for Oryx and Crake: 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' -INDEPENDENT 'Gripping and remarkably imagined' -LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

Alias Grace (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Alias Grace (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale Now a major NETFLIX series Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor.' Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery. 'Brilliant... Atwood's prose is searching. So intimate it seems to be written on the skin' Hilary Mantel 'The outstanding novelist of our age' Sunday Times 'A sensuous, perplexing book, at once sinister and dignified, grubby and gorgeous, panoramic yet specific...I don't think I have ever been so thrilled' Julie Myerson, Independent on Sunday

The Handmaid's Tale (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition): Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale (Standard format, CD, Unabridged Edition)
Margaret Atwood; Read by Elisabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd 1
R335 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Handmaid's Tale written by Margaret Atwood, read by Elisabeth Moss, with Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker and Ann Dowd.

READ BY ELISABETH MOSS, STAR OF THE HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

Freedom - Vintage Minis (Paperback): Margaret Atwood Freedom - Vintage Minis (Paperback)
Margaret Atwood 1
R97 R82 Discovery Miles 820 Save R15 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Can we ever be wholly free? In this book of breathtaking imaginary leaps that conjure dystopias and magical islands, Margaret Atwood holds a mirror up to our own world. The reflection we are faced with, of men and women in prisons literal and metaphorical, is frightening, but it is also a call to arms to speak and to act to preserve our freedom while we still can. And in that, there is hope. Selected from The Handmaid's Tale and Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

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