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Author Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author.

Title The handmaid's tale [large print] / by Margaret Atwood.

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

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Large Print  LP F Atwood    New Books Pittsburg 2ndFl  Trace
Edition Large print edition.
Description 529 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Series Thorndike Press large print core
Summary This look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.
In this Orwellian dramatization, religion becomes a tool of repression and social control to force women into the roles of stay-at-home wives, domestic staff, prostitutes, or surrogate mothers. They have no rights to their bodies or property and are completely dependent upon men. Those women who have had at least one child find themselves forced into the role of breeding machine, producing children for childless couples. References to 20th-century issues abound, including Agent Orange, abortion, women's rights, and escape attempts to Canada.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Misogyny -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Misogyny. (OCoLC)fst01023668
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Genre/Form Large type books.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Fantasy fiction.
Dystopias.
Fantasy fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
ISBN 9781432838485 (pbk. : lg. print)
1432838482 (pbk. : lg. print)

 
    
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