Cover of: The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

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IN THE WORLD OF THE NEAR FUTURE, WHO WILL CONTROL WOMEN'S BODIES?

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... everything has changed.
--back cover

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1985

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
395 p.
Number of pages
395

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24372487M
Internet Archive
handmaidstaleatw00atwo
ISBN 10
0449212602
ISBN 13
9780449212608
OCLC/WorldCat
256239023
Amazon.com
0449212602
Goodreads
45863176
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