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Handmaid's Tale, the (1985) [Novel]
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Summary :

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 only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days 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....

Original title: The Handmaid's Tale
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia

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The Handmaid's Tale (1985)
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Language: English

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The Handmaid's tale (1996)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0099740915
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.9 in
Pages: 324

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The Handmaid's Tale (1986)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fawcett Crest
ISBN: 0449212602
Pages: 395

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