Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)

By Margaret Atwood

Vintage Books, 9780099563143

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/16/1998)
Hardcover (10/17/2006)
Prebound (3/16/1998)
MP3 CD (7/22/2014)
Compact Disc (10/28/2014)
Hardcover (6/1/1988)
Mass Market Paperback (12/1/1986)
Paperback (9/1/2005)
Compact Disc, Abridged, Abridged (10/1/2004)
Paperback (6/1/1996)
Paperback (10/1/2008)

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In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, "The Handmaid's Tale" is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

"From the Hardcover edition."