Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (Reader's Guides) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Atwood's The Handmaid's T... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ships from USA. Allow 10 - 28 days for delivery to UK, additional week other countries. Reliable carrier. Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Carefully inspected. Please compare feedback. Thank you for your business.
Trade in your item
Get a £2.00
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (Reader's Guides) Paperback – 3 Jun 2010


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£12.99
£8.19 £1.64

Frequently Bought Together

Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (Reader's Guides) + The Handmaid's Tale: York Notes Advanced + The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)
Price For All Three: £25.67

Buy the selected items together


Free One-Day Delivery for six months with Amazon Student


Product details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Continuum (3 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826426018
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826426017
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.3 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 389,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

"Gina Wisker has created an admirably comprehensive, though attractively succinct, analysis of the key themes, and literary and political interests, of Atwood's acclaimed novel. Storytelling, different forms of narrative practice and the construction of history, are some of the many topics it treats that receive discussion in the Guide. Wisker perceptively investigates the 1980s context in which Atwood wrote the novel, while commenting knowledgeably on its socio-political importance to the present-day. She writes particularly powerfully about the feminist debates that it incorporates and examines Atwood's expose of the male control of women's bodies and her ambiguously complex description of female relationships. The representation of the characters who people the novel and the content of the individual chapters are both explored in a lively, accessible way. Wisker's decision to introduce questions for discussion is a particularly useful addition. All in all, the Guide provides an excellent commentary on Atwood's text."--Sanford Lakoff

About the Author

Gina Wisker is Head of the Centre for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Higher Education and Contemporary Literature at the University of Brighton where she teaches literature and manages educational development. Gina researches and writes on postcolonial, contemporary and genre fictions and specialises in contemporary women's writing.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As a chapter by chapter explanation of the text this is good, but that's just not what I was looking for. The amount of analysis of themes, language and criticism was very sparse. York notes will serve you better for both chapter/section analysis and critical reading to be honest. The questions at the end of the chapter analysis were interesting, but how will they help a student to learn if there are no answers for them to refer to? A shame, because it looked so promising from reading the first section...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
In the back of my mind I kept saying " this could happen so easily! " A must read 28 Feb. 2015
By Helen Hansen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is such a realistic story! In the back of my mind I kept saying " this could happen so easily!" A must read, a thriller!
Was this review helpful? Let us know


Feedback