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The Handmaid's Tale (1985) is a dystopian novel, a work of speculative fiction, by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency. The novel's title was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which is a series of connected stories ("The Merchant's Tale", "The Parson's Tale", etc.)
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The Handmaid's Tale (1985) is a dystopian novel, a work of speculative fiction, by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian Christian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency. The novel's title was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, which is a series of connected stories ("The Merchant's Tale", "The Parson's Tale", etc.)
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One of the best dystonian novels I got to read. Margaret Atwood created a scary claustrophobic yet very realistic world. She conveys the heroine's feeling of despair in a convincing and accurate way. The world she describes isn't all that far from us, which adds to the reading experience.
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Margaret Atwood Author: Margaret Atwood
Science Fiction Genre: Science Fiction
1985 Publish Date: 1985
McClelland and Stewart Publisher: McClelland and Stewart
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