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Genres :Fiction , Science Fiction , Adult , Feminism
Published By : Everyman's Library
Published On : Oct 17, 2006
ISBN : 0307264602 (ISBN13: 9780307264602)
Format :Hardcover
Language :English
No. of pages : 350
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    “Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
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    “Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
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    “But who can remember pain, once it’s over? All that remains of it is a shadow, not in the mind even, in the flesh. Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.”
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    “Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some.”
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    “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
    We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
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  • I would highly recommend this book to older readers who are looking for something more mature than the YA dystopian novels out there today or anyone who liked 1984 by George Orwell.

    Jan 20, 2012 Read full review
  • Atwood has created a spirited and engaging narrator and surrounded her with an array of active and passive supporting characters, each of whom represents a type familiar in America today. She has rounded off her icy cautionary tale with a desperately needed and hilarious spoof of an academic convention...

    Feb 09, 1986 Read full review
  • ...the didacticism of the novel wears thin; the book is simply too obvious to support its fictional context. Still, Atwood is quite an esteemed fiction writer...Demand for her latest effort, therefore, is bound to be high; unfortunately, the number of disappointed readers may be equally high.

    Dec 01, 1985 Read full review
  • It’s a powerful and frightening story and a novel that I think everyone should read. Margaret Atwood writes some beautiful books which are full of wonderfully written phrases and imagery, but this is the best of her plots, thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommendable.

    Jan 24, 2010 Read full review
  • ...The Handmaid's Tale is a story arising from the women's liberation movement that has stood the test of time because it is such an enriching read.

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