Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale (2nd Hand Paperback)
It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife.
She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable.
Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now . . . everything has changed.
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire; neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Very slight aging only)
- Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
- Published : 1986 (Vintage)
- ISBN : 9780099740919
- SKU : B001654
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
Original 1986 Vintage Paperback Edition.
"Both an unforgettable portrait of defiance and authoritarian rule and a devastatingly powerful exploration of female oppression, The Handmaid's Tale is a classic dystopian vision with an all-too chilling resonance for our times." - Waterstones.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor.
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