The Handmaid's Tale

Titre : The Handmaid's Tale
Auteur : Margaret Atwood
Éditeur : Anchor
ISBN-13 : 9780385490818
Libération : 1998-03-16

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From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.

Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.


Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now….

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

The Handmaid's Tale

Titre : The Handmaid's Tale
Auteur : MargaretAtwood
Éditeur : AnchorBooks
ISBN-13 : 9781784870966
Libération :

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Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid's Tale: Based on the Book by Margaret Atwood (Smart Summaries)

Titre : Summary and Analysis of The Handmaid's Tale: Based on the Book by Margaret Atwood (Smart Summaries)
Auteur : Worth Books
Éditeur : Worth Books
ISBN-13 : 9781504046602
Libération : 2017-05-02

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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Handmaid’s Tale tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Margaret Atwood’s book.

Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. 
 
This short summary and analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood includes:
 
  • Historical context
  • Part-by-part summaries
  • Analysis of the main characters
  • Themes and symbols
  • Important quotes
  • Fascinating trivia
  • Glossary of terms
  • Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work
 
About Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale:
 
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian literary masterpiece tells the story of Offred, a Handmaid living in the near future in what was once the United States. A new theocratic regime called the Republic of Gilead has come to power and changed life as she knew it.
 
Once Offred had a her own name and a loving family—a husband and daughter—both of which were taken from her; now she belongs to the Commander and his hostile wife, and her only value lies in her ability to bear a child for them. She used to read books and learn; now such things are forbidden to all women.
 
Gripping, disturbing, and so relevant today, The Handmaid’s Tale is a brilliant novel and a chilling warning about what can happen when extreme ideas are taken to their logical conclusions.
 
The summary and analysis in this book are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.

The Windup Girl

Titre : The Windup Girl
Auteur : Paolo Bacigalupi
Éditeur : Night Shade Books
ISBN-13 : 9781597808217
Libération :

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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel, a new edition of the break-out science fiction debut featuring additional stories and a Q&A with the author.

Anderson Lake is AgriGen’s Calorie Man, sent to work undercover as a factory manager in Thailand while combing Bangkok’s street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history’s lost calories.

Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. Emiko is not human; she is an engineered being, grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman, but now abandoned to the streets of Bangkok. Regarded as soulless beings by some, devils by others, New People are slaves, soldiers, and toys of the rich in this chilling near future in which calorie companies rule the world, the oil age has passed, and the side effects of bio-engineered plagues run rampant across the globe.

What happens when calories become currency? What happens when bio-terrorism becomes a tool for corporate profits and forces mankind to the cusp of post-human evolution? Bacigalupi delivers one of the most highly-acclaimed science fiction novels of the twenty-first century.

In this brand new edition celebrating the book’s reception into the canon of celebrated modern science fiction, accompanying the text are two novelettes exploring the dystopian world of The Windup Girl, the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning “The Calorie Man” and “Yellow Card Man.” Also included is an exclusive Q&A with the author describing his writing process, the political climate into which his debut novel was published, and the future of science fiction.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

British Murder Mysteries: 350+ Detective Novels & True Crime Stories in One Volume: Hercule Poirot Cases, Sherlock Holmes Series, P. C. Lee Series, Father ... Cases, Eugéne Valmont Stories and many more

Titre : British Murder Mysteries: 350+ Detective Novels & True Crime Stories in One Volume: Hercule Poirot Cases, Sherlock Holmes Series, P. C. Lee Series, Father ... Cases, Eugéne Valmont Stories and many more
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : e-artnow
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2017-08-06

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This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:
Edgar Wallace:
The Four Just Men
The Council of Justice
The Just Men of Cordova
The Law of the Four Just Men
The Nine Bears
Angel Esquire
The Fourth Plague or Red Hand
Grey Timothy or Pallard the Punter
The Man who Bought London
The Melody of Death
A Debt Discharged
The Tomb of T'Sin
The Secret House
The Clue of the Twisted Candle
Down under Donovan
The Man who Knew
The Green Rust
Kate Plus Ten
The Daffodil Murder
Jack O'Judgment
The Angel of Terror
The Crimson Circle
Take-A-Chance Anderson
The Valley of Ghosts
P.-C. Lee Series
Arthur Conan Doyle:
Sherlock Holmes Series
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
His Last Bow
Other Mysteries
True Crime Stories
Wilkie Collins:
The Woman in White
No Name
Armadale
The Moonstone
The Haunted Hotel
The Law and The Lady
The Dead Secret
Miss or Mrs?
R. Austin Freeman:
Dr. Thorndyke Series
Other Mysteries
Agatha Christie:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
The Secret Adversary
H. C. McNeile:
Bulldog Drummond
The Black Gang
G. K. Chesterton:
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
Arthur Morrison:
Martin Hewitt Series
Dorrington & Hicks Stories
Ernest Bramah:
Max Carrados Stories
Victor L. Whitechurch:
The Canon in Residence
Thrilling Stories of the Railway
Thomas W. Hanshew:
Hamilton Cleek Series
E. W. Hornung:
A. J. Raffles Series
Mystery Novels
J. S. Fletcher:
Mystery Novels
Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology
Rober Barr:
The Triumph of Eugéne Valmont
Jennie Baxter, Journalist
The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs
The Adventure of the Second Swag
Frank Froest Mystery Novels
C. N. Williamson & A. M. Williamson Mystery Novels
Isabel Ostander Mystery Novels

Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula (Graphic Novel)

Titre : Angel Catbird Volume 2: To Castle Catula (Graphic Novel)
Auteur : Margaret Atwood
Éditeur : Dark Horse Books
ISBN-13 : 9781506701271
Libération : 2017-02-14

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The cat-centric adventure continues, in the all-ages follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood's debut graphic novel. Genetic engineer Strig Feleedus, also known as Angel Catbird, and his band of half-cats head to Castle Catula to seek allies as the war between cats and rats escalates.

Margaret Atwood, the respected, worldwide best-selling novelist, and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas continue their action-packed adventure!

Atwood's The Blind Assassin was named one of Time magazine's 100 best English-language novels published since 1923 and her recent MaddAddam Trilogy is currently being adapted into an HBO television show by Darren Aronofsky

Published in over thirty-five countries, Margaret Atwood is one of the most important living writers of our day and is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her work has won the Man Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, Premio Mondello, and more. Angel Catbird is her first graphic novel series.

Brave New Worlds (Dystopian Stories)

Titre : Brave New Worlds (Dystopian Stories)
Auteur :
Éditeur : Night Shade Books
ISBN-13 : 9781597804547
Libération :

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You are being watched.

Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Productivity has never been higher, the media blares, and the army is ever triumphant. One wrong move, one slip-up, and you may find yourself disappeared -- swallowed up by a monstrous bureaucracy, vanished into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, show trials, and secret prisons from which no one ever escapes. Welcome to the world of the dystopia, a world of government and society gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong.

What happens when civilization invades and dictates every aspect of your life? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian imagination has been a vital and gripping cautionary force. Brave New Worlds collects the best tales of totalitarian menace by some of today's most visionary writers, including Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

THE GREATEST BRITISH DETECTIVES - Boxed Set: 190+ Murder Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Stories (Illustrated Edition): Tales & Cases of Legendary Sleuths ... Max Carrados, Tommy and Tuppence and more

Titre : THE GREATEST BRITISH DETECTIVES - Boxed Set: 190+ Murder Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Stories (Illustrated Edition): Tales & Cases of Legendary Sleuths ... Max Carrados, Tommy and Tuppence and more
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : e-artnow
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2017-08-26

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This carefully edited collection contains the greatest tales of the legendary British sleuths and investigators, including Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Father Brown, Tommy and Tuppence, Dr. Thorndyke and many others:
Sherlock Holmes Series:
A Study in Scarlet
The Sign of Four
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Valley of Fear
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
His Last Bow
Father Brown Stories:
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
The Donnington Affair
Dr. Thorndyke Series:
The Red Thumb Mark
The Eye of Osiris
The Mystery of 31 New Inn
A Silent Witness
Helen Vardon's Confession
Percival Bland's Proxy
The Missing Mortgagee
Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke
Hercule Poirot Mystery:
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Tommy and Tuppence Mystery:
The Secret Adversary
Martin Hewitt Stories:
Martin Hewitt, Investigator
Chronicles of Martin Hewitt
Adventures of Martin Hewitt
The Red Triangle
Thorpe Hazell Mysteries:
Peter Crane's Cigars
The Tragedy on the London and Mid-Northern
The Affair of the Corridor Express
Sir Gilbert Murrell's Picture
How the Bank Was Saved
The Affair of the German Dispatch-Box
How the Bishop Kept His Appointment
The Adventure of the Pilot Engine
The Stolen Necklace
Detective Hamilton Cleek Series:
Cleek, the Master Detective; or The Man of the Forty Faces
Cleek of Scotland Yard
Cleek's Government Cases
The Riddle of the Night
The Riddle of the Purple Emperor
The Riddle of the Frozen Flame
The Riddle of the Mysterious Light
The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel
Bulldog Drummond Adventures:
Bulldog Drummond
The Black Gang
Max Carrados Mysteries:
The Coin of Dionysius
The Knight's Cross Signal Problem
The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage
The Clever Mrs. Straithwaite
The Last Exploit Of Harry the Actor
The Tilling Shaw Mystery
The Comedy at Fountain Cottage
The Game Played In the Dark
P.C. Lee Stories
Paul Campenhaye – Specialist in Criminology
...

Brave New Worlds

Titre : Brave New Worlds
Auteur :
Éditeur : Night Shade Books
ISBN-13 : 9781597802215
Libération :

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From Huxley's Brave New World, to Orwell's 1984, to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, dystopian books have always been an integral part of both science fiction and literature, and have influenced the broader culture discussion in unique and permanent ways. Brave New Worlds brings together the best dystopian fiction of the last 30 years, demonstrating the diversity that flourishes in this compelling subgenre.
This landmark tome contains stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, M. Rickert, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and many others.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Trial by Execution (DCI Claire Winters crime series, Book 3)

Titre : Trial by Execution (DCI Claire Winters crime series, Book 3)
Auteur : T.M.E. Walsh
Éditeur : HQ Digital
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2017-02-24

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An unforgivable crime. A murderous act of revenge. A killer with justice on their side.

Once, the infamous Dahlia Rapist terrorised young women – and their parents alike – with his brutal acts of violence and sinister calling card.

Today, Raymond Knox has shunned his former alias and is being released into society.

But someone suspects that a monster still lurks beneath the surface. And when Raymond Knox is found dead, mutilated to match his victims, DCI Claire Winters is called in to catch a killer the public are calling a hero.

It seems like an open-and-shut case of vigilante justice. But when another body is found, with the same shocking scars, Claire knows she must connect the dots – fast. Because she’s suddenly facing something much more complicated than she ever imagined: a serial killer, inspired by past crimes – and determined to leave their own bloody trail of devastation…

DCI Claire Winters faces her toughest challenge yet in Trial by Execution, book 3 in the DCI Claire Winters series.


The Handmaid s Tale

Titre : The Handmaid s Tale
Auteur : Margaret Atwood
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781473546967
Libération : 2016-08-04

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'It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge' Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept. Offred remembers her old life - love, family, a job, access to the news. It has all been taken away. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire. Includes exclusive content: In The 'Backstory' you can read Margaret Atwood's account of how she came to write this landmark dystopian novel 'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph

The Handmaid s Tale

Titre : The Handmaid s Tale
Auteur : Margaret Atwood
Éditeur : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-13 : 9780547345666
Libération : 1986-02-17

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Now a Hulu Original Series, premiering in April The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is 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 word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

THE HANDMAID S TALE

Titre : THE HANDMAID S TALE
Auteur : MARGARET ARWOOD
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
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MARGARET ARWOOD A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de THE HANDMAID S TALE Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Handmaid s Tale

Titre : The Handmaid s Tale
Auteur : Harold Bloom
Éditeur : Infobase Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9781438114569
Libération : 2009-01-01

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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

The Handmaid s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Titre : The Handmaid s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Auteur : J. Brooks Bouson
Éditeur : Salem PressInc
ISBN-13 : PSU:000067112845
Libération : 2010

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Presents essays that discuss the cultural context and critical response to the Canadian author's controversial work.

Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Titre : Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale
Auteur : Harold Bloom
Éditeur : Infobase Publishing
ISBN-13 : 9780791059265
Libération : 2001

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A critical overview of the work features the writings of Amin Malak, J. Brooks Bouson, Hilde Staels, and other scholars.

Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Oryx and Crake A Comparison

Titre : Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Oryx and Crake A Comparison
Auteur : Martina Schönherr
Éditeur : GRIN Verlag
ISBN-13 : 9783640420254
Libération : 2009-09

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Constance (Literaturwissenschaften), course: Margaret Atwood's Later Fiction, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood's novels The Handmaid's Tale (T.H.T., 1985) and Oryx and Crake (O. & C., 2003) are works of speculative fiction that are set in the near future. Both of the depicted scenarios take place in the U.S.A. and could be classified as "survivor's stories" as they are told from the perspective of a person that survived the new system or the catastrophe the books deal with. T.H.T. takes the reader into an oppressive system that has become reality in the year 2005. In this system women are divided into different kinds of "functional groups" according to their abilities. The story is told by the handmaid Offred who - as all handmaids - is still believed to be fertile. Thus she is solely good for childbearing and has not got any choice. This system however is confined to the United States so that there is still hope for an escape to a better life for the people living under the system. The scenario in O. & C. on the other hand occurs around the year 2025 and depicts a world wide catastrophe where Snowman - the narrator of the story - is one of the few surviving human beings. This paper will compare the two novels according to some points of analysis. I had to confine myself to a few themes as it is impossible to include all topics that could be of importance. To start with, I will take a look at the social and political background of the time the novels were written in, followed by a generic analysis of the works. Secondly I will answer the question about the inspiration for these novels and I will deal with the epilogues Atwood added to her books. This will be followed by a chapter about the main topics of the novels which are reproduction, religion and sexuality. Last but not least I will compare the main characters and discus

The Handmaid s Tale

Titre : The Handmaid s Tale
Auteur : Margaret Atwood
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 3589222212
Libération : 2006

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Margaret Atwood A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Handmaid s Tale Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Handmaid s Tale the MAXNotes Literature Guides

Titre : Handmaid s Tale the MAXNotes Literature Guides
Auteur : Malcolm Foster
Éditeur : Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN-13 : 9780738672908
Libération : 2015-04-24

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REA's MAXnotes for Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Titre : Religious Fundamentalism in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale
Auteur : Melanie Lemke
Éditeur : GRIN Verlag
ISBN-13 : 9783640282692
Libération : 2009-03

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, RWTH Aachen University (Institut fur Anglistik), course: Utopian and Dystopian Novels, SS 2008, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood needs no longer an introduction in the common sense, because she is one of the most popular and productive writers in the world. Her works, especially her novels are taught at many universities worldwide. Her books are bestsellers and subjects of critical reviews and academical studies. Margaret Atwood wrote her novel The Handmaid's Tale in a time when religious fundamentalism had already been established in the United States. Through this historical background and her own experience with religious fundamentalism and the rising of feminism, it is not surprising that her novels also deal with such a thematic aspects. Moreover, Atwood copies her own experiences and imaginations of religious fundamentalism into the fictive and futuristic world of Gilead.