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Atwood, Margaret 1939-

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The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
193 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 8,444 WorldCat member 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 )
127 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,861 WorldCat member 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 )
122 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,629 WorldCat member 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 )
107 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 5,295 WorldCat member 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?
Oryx and Crake : a novel by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
108 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters
The robber bride by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
110 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Robber Bride revolves around the lives of 3 fascinating women. Classmates from university, Rox, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia
The year of the flood : a novel by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
48 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 4,412 WorldCat member 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 )
85 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,529 WorldCat member 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
Surfacing by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
182 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,228 WorldCat member 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
Life before man by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
110 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,800 WorldCat member 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
Bodily harm by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
92 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,790 WorldCat member 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 )
124 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bored wife takes off on a journey of excitement and discovery
Moral disorder : stories by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
38 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short fiction presents eleven 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
MaddAddam : a novel by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
25 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bringing together characters from Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. Months after the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, Toby and Ren have rescued their friend Amanda from the vicious Painballers. They return to the MaddAddamite cob house, which is being fortified against man and giant Pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasihuman species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. While their reluctant prophet, Jimmy--Crake's one-time friend--recovers from a debilitating fever, it's left to Toby to narrate the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. Meanwhile, Zeb searches for Adam One, founder of the God's Gardeners, the pacifist green religion from which Zeb broke years ago to lead the MaddAddamites in active resistance against the destructive CorpSeCorps. Now, under threat of an imminent Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center is the extraordinary story of Zeb's past, which involves a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Margaret Atwood, and a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy"--
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
51 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,429 WorldCat member 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
The edible woman by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
145 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 2,378 WorldCat member 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
Dancing girls and other stories by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
79 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,313 WorldCat member 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
Good bones and simple murders by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 2,222 WorldCat member 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
Payback : debt and the shadow side of wealth by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected here, the Massey Lectures from legendary novelist Margaret Atwood investigate the highly topical subject of debt, exploring debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies
Bluebeard's egg and other stories by Margaret Atwood ( Book )
38 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,932 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Atvūd, Mārgārit, 1939-
Atvuda, Mārgareta, 1939-
Atwood, Margaret
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Atwood, Margaret E. 1939-
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor.
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-
Atwood, Margaret Elnor, 1939-
Atwood, Margareta
Ėtvud, Margaret
Ėtvud, Margaret, 1939-
Etvuda, Mārgareta
Etvuda, Mārgareta, 1939-
Margarett Atwood
مرجريت أتوود، 1939-
アトウッド, マーガレット
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