The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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"Margaret Atwood's best-loved novel has taken the world by storm again. Riding high on bestseller lists for months and the basis for Hulu's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit series, The Handmaid's Tale is everywhere--and it's primed for a stunning new graphic novel adaptation. The story is iconic: In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals. Darkly prescient, scathingly sarcastic, and eminently frightening, The Handmaid's Tale has only gained relevance since it was originally published, and remains one of the most powerful, widely read stories of our times. This illustrated edition is a must-have for Atwood's growing legions of fans"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385539241
038553924X
9780385544856
Branch Call Number: 741.5971 ATWOOD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Nault, Renee
Atwood, Margaret 1939-

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hazelsanger
Nov 03, 2019

This is the graphic novel, not the original, which was a little disappointing but wow what a good book

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joanbielfeldt
Sep 19, 2019

Dark, disturbing, unpleasant, hard to watch. No relief from the constant darkness of the story. For those of a masochistic bent.

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artemisspengler
Aug 15, 2019

I've read the novel many times, but I really enjoyed this Graphic Novel version. I love the differences in palettes used to differentiate between Gilead and the time before, with the time before in more brilliant vibrant colors and Gilead in more limited and subdued colors. I also love the artist's interpretation of each of the characters as well. Such an amazing book. Everyone should read it!

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mogollon
Jun 03, 2019

Gorgeous and chilling adaptation. Highly recommended.

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jreinfried
Apr 01, 2019

This was extremely sad, but still very good. Highly recommended.

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