Book :: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale
By: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 311
Published: 1985
Genre(s): Dystopia
Science Fiction
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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...

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what an introduction to Margaret Atwood!

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Horrifyingly fascinating but got sick of the Feminist propoganda.

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48th on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

53rd on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

58th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

17th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books

13th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store