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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Paperback, 2010)

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood



Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function- to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.


 Paperback | 336 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13 x 2 | 248g


 Vintage Publishing

 Vintage Classics

 London, United Kingdom






Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text and no writing in margins. There is very minor wrinkling on page 247, this wrinkling gradually gets worse from page 247 until the last page, but it in no way compromises the legibility or understanding of the text. No missing pages.