The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale
Arthur C. Clarke Award 1987, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1986
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A novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance… (more)

A novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans.The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

 

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (February 17, 1986)

Page count: 311 pages

File size: 601 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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