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The handmaid's tale, by Margaret Atwood

Label
The handmaid's tale
Title
The handmaid's tale
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H3 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
Label
The handmaid's tale, by Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
o/o 2017-05-23
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971509536
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
531 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838485
Lccn
2017006180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o971509536
  • (OCoLC)971509536
Label
The handmaid's tale, by Margaret Atwood
Publication
Copyright
Note
o/o 2017-05-23
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn971509536
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
531 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432838485
Lccn
2017006180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o971509536
  • (OCoLC)971509536

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