The Handmaid's Tale: the book that inspired the hit TV series (Gilead, 1)

The Handmaid's Tale: the book that inspired the hit TV series (Gilead, 1)

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Paperback | English
ISBN13: 9781784873189
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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES Second season now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss The official TV tie-in edition of The Handmaid's Tale, with a new introduction from 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 ...The Handmaid's Tale is more relevant one year after the first season' - Guardian 'Don't expect to be gripped by a more potent or involving drama this year' - Telegraph

Type Book
Number Of Pages 336
Item Height 27 mm
Item Width 132 mm
Item Weight 250 Gram
Product Dimensions 132 x 27 x 196
Publisher Vintage Classics
Format Paperback | 336
Book Overview WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM MARGARET ATWOOD

Compulsively readable * Daily Telegraph *
The mother of all feminist dystopian novels. -- Sarra Manning * Red *
The novel satirises the strain of evangelical puritanism in American culture and the objectification and control of women's bodies. It is more broadly a contemporary myth of despotic power, and how such power deforms those who are subjected to it. -- Tim Adams * Observer *
One of Atwood's finest pieces of work serves as a great reminder of what humanity is capable of. -- Hannah Dunn * Red *
Margaret Atwood is a wry and perceptive observer of society as well as an original storyteller -- Cecilia Heyes * Psychologist *

Margaret Atwood is Canada's most eminent novelist, poet and critic. Her books include The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Life Before Man, Bodily Harm, The Handmaid's Tale (winner of both the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Governor-General's Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made in a major film). Cat's Eye (also shortlisted for the Booker Prize) The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Finally, The Blind Assassin won the Booker Prize in 2000.