Atwood, Margaret 1939-
Most widely held works about Margaret Atwood
Most widely held works by Margaret Atwood
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
183 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 28 languages and held by 5,169 libraries worldwide
"This visionary novel. in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell's 1984-its verso, in fact. It gives you the same degree of chill, even as it suggests the varieties of tyrannical experience; it evokes the same kind of horror even as its mordant wit makes you smile." E.L.Doctorow.
Cat's eye by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
113 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 4,343 libraries worldwide
Cat's Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman--but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories.
The blind assassin by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
151 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 33 languages and held by 4,163 libraries worldwide
A science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in a dingy backstreet room. Set in a multi-layered story of the death of a woman's sister and husband in the 1940's, with a novel-within-a novel as a background.
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
111 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 23 languages and held by 3,913 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of Grace Marks, a maid who murdered her employer and his mistress in Canada in 1843. A stablehand who was her accomplice and who claimed she put him up to it was hung for the crime, while she ended up in a lunatic asylum. The novel analyzes the question: was she actually less guilty, crazy, or smarter?
The robber bride by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
110 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 25 languages and held by 3,602 libraries worldwide
From the extraordinary imagination of Margaret Atwood, author of the bestselling The Handmaid's Tale and Cat's Eye, comes her most intricate and subversive novel yet. Roz, Charis, and Tony - war babies all - share a wound, and her name is Zenia. Zenia is beautiful and smart and hungry, by turns manipulative and vulnerable, needy and ruthless, the turbulent center of her own never-ending saga. Zenia entered their lives when they were in college, in the sixties; and over the three decades since, she damaged each of them badly, ensnaring their sympathy, betraying their trust, and treating their men as loot. Then Zenia died, or at any rate the three women - with much relief - attended her funeral. But as The Robber Bride begins, she's suddenly alive again, sauntering into the restaurant where they are innocently eating lunch. In this consistently entertaining and profound new novel, Margaret Atwood reports from the farthest reaches of the war between the sexes, provocatively suggesting that if women are to be equal they must realize that they share with men both the capacity for villainy and the responsibility for moral choice. The group of women and men at the center of this funny and wholly involving story all fall prey to a chillingly recognizable menace, which is given power by their own fantasies and illusions. The Robber Bride is a novel to delight in - for its consummately crafted prose, for its rich and devious humor, and, ultimately, for its compassion.
Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
116 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 3,465 libraries worldwide
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated gy ecological and scientific disasters.
The year of the flood : a novel by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
39 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,102 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners-a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion, as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life-has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. Two women have survived: Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, a God's Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible. Have others survived? Ren's bioartist friend Amanda? Zeb, her eco-fighter stepfather? Her onetime lover, Jimmy? Or the murderous Painballers, survivors of the mutual-elimination Painball prison? Not to mention the shadowy, corrupt policing force of the ruling powers. Meanwhile, gene-spliced life forms are proliferating: the lion/lamb blends, the Mo'hair sheep with human hair, the pigs with human brain tissue. As Adam One and his intrepid hemp-clad band make their way through this strange new world, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away. By turns dark, tender, violent, thoughtful, and uneasily hilarious, The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive.
Wilderness tips by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
66 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 2,804 libraries worldwide
Stories that explore themes of loss and discovery, of the gap between youthful dreams and mature reality, of how we connect with others and with the sometimes hidden part of ourselves.
Life before man by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
89 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 2,435 libraries worldwide
Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people forced to make choices-- after the rules have changed. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably toward the same climax.
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
127 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 23 languages and held by 2,433 libraries worldwide
A woman searching for her missing father travels with her lover and another couple to a remote island in northern Quebec, where they encounter violence and death.
Bodily harm by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
76 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,326 libraries worldwide
Rennie Wilford, a young journalist running from her life, takes an assignment to a Caribbean island and tumbles into a world where no one is what they seem. When the burnt-out Yankee, Paul, offers her a no-hooks, no-strings affair, she is caught up in a lethal web of corruption.
Lady oracle by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
100 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 19 languages and held by 2,293 libraries worldwide
A bored wife takes off on a journey of excitement and discovery.
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
75 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 22 languages and held by 2,155 libraries worldwide
Homer's Odyssey is not the only version of the story. Mythic material was originally oral, and also local -- a myth would be told one way in one place and quite differently in another. I have drawn on material other than the Odyssey, especially for the details of Penelope's parentage, her early life and marriage, and the scandalous rumors circulating about her. I've chosen to give the telling of the story to Penelope and to the twelve hanged maids. The maids form a chanting and singing Chorus, which focuses on two questions that must pose themselves after any close reading of the Odyssey: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the Odyssey doesn't hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I've always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in The Penelopiad, so is Penelope herself. The author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin presents a cycle of stories about Penelope, wife of Odysseus, through the eyes of the twelve maids hanged for disloyalty to Odysseus in his absence.
Dancing girls and other stories by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
65 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
A selection of Atwood's short fiction. With flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition.
Bluebeard's egg and other stories by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
31 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,958 libraries worldwide
The theme in this collection of stories concerns diverse relationships, such as the bond between a political activist and his cat, and the situation of a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are shrinking.
Good bones and simple murders by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,907 libraries worldwide
Nineteen stories on the battle of the sexes. Included are Gertrude Talks Back, a monologue by Hamlet's mother, The Little Red Hen Tells All, which is on male chauvinism, and Happy Endings, a series of scenarios for finding love.
Moral disorder : stories by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction presents ten stories that capture important moments in the course of a life and in the lives intertwined with it, in a volume that ranges from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Negotiating with the dead : a writer on writing by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,813 libraries worldwide
What is the role of the writer? Prophet? High Priest of Art? Court Jester? Or witness to the real world? Looking back on her own childhood and writing career, Margaret Atwood examines the metaphors which writers of fiction and poetry have used to explain - or excuse! - their activities, looking at what costumes they have assumed, what roles they have chosen to play. In her final chapter she takes up the challenge of the title: if a writer is to be seen as 'gifted', who is doing the giving and what are the terms of the gift? Margaret Atwood's wide reference to other writers is balanced by anecdotes from her own experiences, both in Canada and on the international scene. The lightness of her touch is underlined by a seriousness about the purpose and the pleasures of writing, and by a deep familiarity with the myths and traditions of Western literature.
The edible woman by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
97 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 1,810 libraries worldwide
A humorous, ironic, disturbing, and parabolic novel features a woman who, after her engagement to be wed, first loses her appetite and then becomes obsessed with the idea that she herself is being eaten.
The tent by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
33 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
One of the world's most celebrated authors, Margaret Atwood has penned a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays, in the genre of her popular books Good Bones and Murder in the Dark, punctuated with wonderful illustrations by the author.--from publisher description.
Atwood, Margaret,--1939- Audiobooks Authors, Canadian Authorship Biographical fiction Canada Canadian literature Canadian poetry Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Domestic fiction Dystopias Environmental disasters Feminism and literature Fiction Fiction--Authorship Friendship Genetic engineering Girls Historical fiction History Identity (Psychology) Interviews Large type books Literature Male friendship Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marks, Grace,--b. 1826 Misogyny Murder New York (State) Odysseus (Greek mythology) Older women Ontario--Toronto Penelope (Greek mythology) Psychological fiction Psychological fiction Regression (Civilization) Science fiction Sex role Short stories, Canadian Trials (Murder) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Widows Women Women and literature Women murderers Women novelists Women painters
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