The handmaid's tale
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [1985-].
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311 pages ; 24 cm.
Accelerated Reader
IL: UG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 14
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Downtown Reno Library - Adult Fiction  2 available
FICTION ATWOOD 2006
Sierra View Library - Adult Fiction  1 available
FICTION ATWOOD 2006
Spanish Springs Library - Adult Fiction  1 available
FICTION ATWOOD 2006

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Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781328879943, 0770422632, 0808598295, 0808598295, 038549081X, 0318594374, 0395404258, 0449212602, 9780307264602, 0307264602, 9780525435006, 052543500X
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UG
Level 5.4, 14 Points

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Pagings and publishers may vary.
General Note
2006 Everyman's Library edition has and introduction by Valerie Martin.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages xix).
Description
Now a Hulu Original Series, premiering in April The Handmaids Tale is 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 and is 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 regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishments calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaids Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Atwood, M. (1985). The handmaid's tale . Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-. 1985. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret, 1939-. The Handmaid's Tale Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale Houghton Mifflin, 1985.

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