The handmaid's tale
by
 
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.

Title
The handmaid's tale

Author
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.

ISBN
9781432838478
 
9781432838485

Personal Author
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.

Edition
Large print edition.

Publication Information
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.
 
©1986

Physical Description
531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

Series
Thorndike Press large print core
 
Thorndike Press large print core.

Series Title
Thorndike Press large print core
 
Thorndike Press large print core.

Abstract
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.

Subject Term
Theocracy -- Fiction.
 
Misogyny -- Fiction.
 
Dystopias -- Fiction.
 
Pregnancy -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
 
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
 
Women -- Fiction.
 
Large type books.

Genre
Science fiction.

Format
Large print


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingBookLP ATWOEppingLarge Print Adult Fiction
Wentworth PointBookLP ATWOWentworth PointLarge Print Adult Fiction