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050 0 0 _aPR9199.3.A8
_bH3 1986
082 0 0 _a813/.54
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100 1 _aAtwood, Margaret,
_d1939-
_93023
245 1 4 _aThe handmaid's tale /
_cMargaret Atwood.
260 0 _aBoston :
_bHoughton Mifflin,
_c1986.
300 _a311 p. ;
_c24 cm.
500 _aOriginally published in Canada: McClelland and Stewart, 1985.
520 _aThis dystopian novel describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its world, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order. The author reveals dark corners behind the establishment's calm fa├žade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. A scathing satire, a dire warning, and a tour de force.
650 0 _aMan-woman relationships
_vFiction
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650 0 _aTheocracy
_vFiction
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_aMisogyny
_vFiction
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650 0 _957807
_aWomen
_vFiction
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650 0 _aPregnancy
_xSocial aspects
_vFiction
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655 7 _aFantasy fiction
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655 7 _aDystopian fiction
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949 _b11003271
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_nGRACT
_xFIC ATWOOD
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