Margaret Atwood

1 The Handmaid's Tale

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-04-25
Description :  <b>Now a Hulu Original Series</b><br /><br /><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> 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.<br /><br /> 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. <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> 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.

2 Oryx and Crake

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-05-06
Description :  <b>Oryx and Crake</b> is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey–with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake–through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

3 MaddAddam

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-09-03
Description :  <b>Bringing together <i>Oryx and Crake</i> and <i>The Year of the Flood</i>, this thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy points toward the ultimate endurance of community, and love.</b><br /><br />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, newly fortified against man and giant pigoon alike. Accompanying them are the Crakers, the gentle, quasi-human species engineered by the brilliant but deceased Crake. Their reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is recovering&#xa0;from a debilitating fever, so&#xa0;it's left to Toby to preach the Craker theology, with Crake as Creator. She must also deal with cultural misunderstandings, terrible coffee, and her jealousy over her lover, Zeb. <br /><br />Zeb has been searching 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. But now, under threat of a Painballer attack, the MaddAddamites must fight back with the aid of their newfound allies, some of whom have four trotters. At the center of <i>MaddAddam </i>is the story of Zeb's dark and twisted past, which contains a lost brother, a hidden murder, a bear, and a bizarre act of revenge. <br /><br />Combining adventure, humor, romance, superb storytelling, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, <i>MaddAddam</i> is vintage Margaret Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

4 The Year of the Flood

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-09-22
Description :  Set in the visionary future of Atwood’s acclaimed <i>Oryx and Crake</i>, <i>The Year of the Flood</i> is at once a moving tale of lasting friendship and a landmark work of speculative fiction. In this second book of the MaddAddam trilogy, the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. Among the survivors are Ren, a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high-end sex club Scales and Tails, and Toby, who is barricaded inside a luxurious spa. Amid shadowy, corrupt ruling powers and new, gene-spliced life forms, Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move, but they can't stay locked away.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

5 The Heart Goes Last

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Adventure  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-09-29
Description :  <b>Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>&#xa0;and as richly imagined as&#xa0;<i>The Blind Assassin</i>.</b><br /><br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around—and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

6 The Blind Assassin

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2000-09-05
Description :  <b>The Blind Assassin</b> opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura?s story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a-novel. Entitled <b>The Blind Assassin</b><i>, </i>it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist. Brilliantly weaving together such seemingly disparate elements, Atwood creates a world of astonishing vision and unforgettable impact.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

7 Alias Grace

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Historical  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1996-11-01
Description :  <b>From the #1&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i></b><br /><br />Soon to be a Netflix Original series, <i>Alias Grace</i> takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century.<br /><br /> It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders.<br /><br /> An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? <br /><br /> Captivating and disturbing, <i>Alias Grace</i> showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

8 Stone Mattress

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-09-16
Description :  <b><i>From the #1&#xa0;New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i></b><br /><br /> In this extraordinary collection, Margaret Atwood gives us nine unforgettable tales that reveal the grotesque, delightfully wicked facets of humanity. “Alphinland,” the first of three loosely linked tales, introduces us to a fantasy writer who is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband. In “Lusus Naturae,” a young woman, monstrously transformed by a genetic defect, is mistaken for a vampire. And in the title story, a woman who has killed four husbands discovers an opportunity to exact vengeance on the first man who ever wronged her. <br /><br />By turns thrilling, funny, and thought-provoking, <i>Stone Mattress</i> affirms Atwood as our greatest creator of worlds—and as an incisive chronicler of our darkest impulses.&#xa0; &#xa0;&#xa0;<br /><br />A Best Book of the Year: NPR,&#xa0;<i>BookRiot</i>

9 The Penelopiad

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2006-09-14
Description :  Margaret Atwood returns with a shrewd, funny, and insightful retelling of the myth of Odysseus from the point of view of Penelope. Describing her own remarkable vision, the author writes in the foreword, “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 <i>Odyssey</i>: What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to? The story as told in the <i>Odyssey</i> doesn’t hold water: there are too many inconsistencies. I’ve always been haunted by the hanged maids and, in <i>The Penelopiad</i>, so is Penelope herself.” One of the high points of literary fiction in 2005, this critically acclaimed story found a vast audience and is finally available in paperback.

10 Cat's Eye

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1989-01-17
Description :  <b>From the #1&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i></b><br /><br />From the Booker Prize-winning author of <i>The Blind Assassin</i> comes a breathtaking novel about a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life. Disturbing, hilarious, and compassionate<i>, Cat’s Eye</i>&#xa0;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.

11 Hag-Seed

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-10-11
Description :  William Shakespeare's <i>The Tempest</i> retold as <i>Hag-Seed</i><br />&#xa0;<br />Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he's staging a <i>Tempest</i> like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds.<br />&#xa0;<br />Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge.<br />&#xa0;<br />After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his <i>Tempest</i> and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It's magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?<br />&#xa0;<br />Margaret Atwood’s novel take on Shakespeare’s play of enchantment, retribution, and&#xa0;second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

12 Surfacing

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  Part detective novel, part psychological thriller, <i>Surfacing</i> is the story of a talented woman artist who goes in search of her missing father on a remote island in northern Quebec. Setting out with her lover and another young couple, she soon finds herself captivated by the isolated setting, where a marriage begins to fall apart, violence and death lurk just beneath the surface, and sex becomes a catalyst for conflict and dangerous choices. <i>Surfacing</i> is a work permeated with an aura of suspense, complex with layered meanings, and written in brilliant, diamond-sharp prose. Here is a rich mine of ideas from an extraordinary writer about contemporary life and nature, families and marriage, and about women fragmented...and becoming whole.

13 The Robber Bride

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1993-10-01
Description :  From the extraordinary imagination of the #1 <i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling author of <i>The Handmaid's Tale ,</i> comes one of her most intricate and subversive novels. Set in contemporary Toronto, <i>The Robber Bride</i> revolves around the lives of three fascinating women. Classmates from university, Roz, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia. As the novel opens, they are twenty years past their college days and have met at Zania’s funeral, but at lunch, after the funeral, they spot Zenia—not dead at all and up to no good.

14 Lady Oracle

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time.

15 Moral Disorder and Other Stories

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Family 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2006-09-19
Description :  A brilliant collection of connected short stories following the life of a single woman, from the #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>.<br /><br /> In these eleven tales, Margaret Atwood brings to life the story of one remarkable character, following her from girlhood in the 1930s, through her coming-of-age in the 50s and 60s, and into the present day where, no longer young, she reflects on the new state of the world. Each story focuses on the ways relationships transform a life: a woman’s complex love for a married man, the grief upon the death of parents and the joy with the birth of children, and the realization of what growing old with someone you love really means. By turns funny, lyrical, incisive, earthy, shocking, and deeply personal,&#xa0;<i>Moral Disorder</i>&#xa0;displays Atwood’s celebrated storytelling gifts and unmistakable style to their best advantage.

16 Bodily Harm

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, <i>Bodily Harm</i> is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply. By turns comic, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's <i>Bodily Harm</i> is ultimately an exploration of the lust for power, both sexual and political, and the need for compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love.

17 Payback

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Nonfiction  Social Science  Business & Personal Finance  Economics 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-03-15
Description :  Now a major motion picture! Official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.<br /><br /> The most prestigious and eagerly anticipated nonfiction series of the year teams up with legendary poet, novelist, and essayist Margaret Atwood to deliver a surprising look at the topic of debt — a timely subject during our current period of economic upheaval, caused by the collapse of a system of interlocking debts. In her wideranging, entertaining, and imaginative approach to the subject, Atwood proposes that debt is like air — something we take for granted until things go wrong. And then, while gasping for breath, we become very interested in it.<br /><br /> Payback is not a book about practical debt management or high finance, although it does touch upon these subjects. Rather, it is an investigation into the idea of debt as an ancient and central motif in religion, literature, and the structure of human societies. By investigating how debt has informed our thinking from preliterate times to the present day through the stories we tell each other, through our concepts of “balance,” “revenge,” and “sin,” and in the way we form our social relationships, Atwood shows that the idea of what we owe one another — in other words, “debt” — is built into the human imagination and is one of its most dynamic metaphors.

18 Life Before Man

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, 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.

19 The MaddAddam Trilogy Bundle

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $31.99
Release Date :  2014-08-12
Description :  A trilogy bundle (three ebooks in one)&#xa0;of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling author of <i>The Handmaid's Tale.</i><br /><br />Across three stunning novels—<i>Oryx and Crake</i>,&#xa0;<i>The Year of the Flood</i>, and&#xa0;<i>Maddaddam</i>—the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning novelist projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.<br /><br />In&#xa0;<i>Oryx and Crake</i>, a man struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human. In search of answers, he embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. In&#xa0;<i>The Year of the Flood</i>&#xa0;the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. And in&#xa0;<i>Maddaddam</i>&#xa0;a small group of survivors band together with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth.&#xa0;<br /><br />Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, and a triumph of imagination, the Maddaddam Trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.<br /><br /><i><br /></i>

20 Wilderness Tips

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1991-11-01
Description :  <i><b>From the #1&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i></b></i><br /><br />In these ten richly layered and disturbing tales, Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood author deftly illuminates the single moments that can shape an entire life. In a few brief pages we watch as characters progress from the vulnerabilities of adolescence through the passions of youth into the precarious complexities of middle age.&#xa0;By superimposing the past on the present, Atwood paints interior landscapes shaped by time, regret, and life's lost chances, endowing even the banal with a sense of mystery.&#xa0;Poignant at times and scathingly witty at others, the stories in&#xa0;<i>Wilderness Tip s</i>take us into the strange and secret places of the heart and inform the familiar world in which we live with truths that cut to the bone.

21 Good Bones and Simple Murders

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1994-11-01
Description :  In this collection of short works that defy easy&#xa0;&#xa0;categorization, Margaret Atwood displays, in&#xa0;&#xa0;condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and&#xa0;&#xa0;viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant&#xa0;&#xa0;stories, and insightful poetry. Among the jewels&#xa0;&#xa0;gathered here are Gertrude offering Hamlet a piece&#xa0;&#xa0;of her mind, the real truth about the Little Red&#xa0;&#xa0;Hen, a reincarnated bat explaining how Bram Stoker&#xa0;&#xa0;got <i>Dracula</i> all wrong, and the&#xa0;&#xa0;five methods of making a man (such as the&#xa0;&#xa0;"Traditional Method": "Take some dust off&#xa0;&#xa0;the ground. Form. Breathe into the nostrils the&#xa0;&#xa0;breath of life. Simple, but effective!")&#xa0;&#xa0;There are parables, monologues, prose poems, condensed&#xa0;&#xa0;science fiction, reconfigured fairy tales, and&#xa0;&#xa0;other miniature masterpieces--punctuated with&#xa0;&#xa0;charming illustrations by the author. A must for her&#xa0;&#xa0;fans, and a wonderful gift for all who savor the art&#xa0;&#xa0;of exquisite prose, <i>Good Bones And Simple&#xa0;&#xa0;Murders</i> marks the first time these&#xa0;&#xa0;writings have been available in a trade edition in the&#xa0;&#xa0;United States.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

22 Dancing Girls

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Her men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms, different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant 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--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one of the most important writers in English today.

23 Stone Mattress

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-05-13
Description :  A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection<br /><br />The author of such towering novels as <i>The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin, </i>and <i>Oryx and Crake, </i>Margaret Atwood proves her imaginative prowess dazzles just as vividly in her short fiction. “Stone Mattress,” from her collection of the same name is witty, grotesque, and utterly hilarious—an exemplar of Atwood’s tremendous capacity for capturing our darkest impulses on the page.<br /><br />Verna, aging widow, boards a cruise ship bound for the Arctic in search of her next husband. The last four had suffered regrettable tragedies and left Verna wickedly wealthy in their wake. But, instead of finding another wealthy suitor, Verna finds unwitting Bob, the first man to have ever wronged her. Single, reasonably near his grave, ordinary, and attracted to her like all the others—Bob is all-too-easy prey for Verna’s merciless revenge.<br /><br />An ebook short.&#xa0;

24 In Other Worlds

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Science & Nature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-10-11
Description :  <b><i><b>From the #1&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i></b></i><br /></b><br /><br />At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world. This is an exploration of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction,”&#xa0;a relationship&#xa0;that has been lifelong, stretching from her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time as a graduate student at Harvard, where she worked on the Victorian ancestor of the form, and continuing as a writer and reviewer.&#xa0; This book brings together her three heretofore unpublished Ellmann Lectures from 2010: "Flying Rabbits," which begins with Atwood's early&#xa0; rabbit superhero creations, and goes on to speculate about masks, capes, weakling alter egos, and Things with Wings; "Burning Bushes," which follows her into Victorian otherlands and beyond; and "Dire Cartographies," which investigates Utopias and Dystopias.&#xa0; <i>In Other Worlds</i> also includes some of Atwood's key reviews and thoughts about the form. Among those writers discussed are Marge Piercy, Rider Haggard, Ursula Le Guin, Ishiguro, Bryher, Huxley, and Jonathan Swift. She elucidates the differences (as she sees them) between "science fiction" proper, and "speculative fiction," as well as between&#xa0;"sword and sorcery/fantasy" and "slipstream fiction." For all readers who have loved <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, <i>Oryx and Crake</i>, and <i>The Year of the Flood</i>, <i>In Other Worlds</i> is a must.<br /><br /><b>Note: The electronic version of this title contains over thirty additional, illuminating eBook-exclusive illustrations by the author.</b>

25 I'm With the Bears

Author : Mark Martin, Lydia Millet, Bill McKibben, Margaret Atwood & Paolo Bacigalupi
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-10-01
Description :  The size and severity of the global climate crisis is such that even the most committed environmentalists are liable to live in a state of denial. The award-winning writers collected here have made it their task to shake off this nagging disbelief, bringing the incomprehensible within our grasp and shaping an emotional response to the deterioration of our global habitat. From T. C. Boyle’s account of early eco-activists, to Nathaniel Rich’s vision of a near future where oil sells for $800 a barrel—these ten provocative, occasionally chilling, sometimes satirical stories bring a human reality to disasters of inhuman proportions.<br /><br /><i>Royalties from</i> I’m With the Bears <i>will go to 350.org, an international grassroots movement working to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.</i>

26 Bluebeard's Egg

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-11-15
Description :  With the publication of the best-selling <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> in 1986, Margaret Atwood's place in North American letters was reconfirmed. Poet, short story writer, and novelist, she was acclaimed "one of the most intelligent and talented writers to set herself the task of deciphering life in the late twentieth century."*<br />Of Atwood's first collection of short fiction, <i>Dancing Girls</i>, Anne Tyler wrote in the New York Times Book Review: "Her narrative style is as precise as cut glass; entire plots appear to balance upon a choice phrase, and clearly she writes with an ear cocked for the way her words will sound when read back."<br />With <i>Bluebeard's Egg</i>, her second short story collection, Atwood covers a dramatic range of storytelling, her scope encompassing the many moods of her characters, from the desolate to the hilarious.<br />The stories are set in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1980s and concern themselves with relationships of various sorts. There is the bond between a political activist and his kidnapped cat, a woman and her dead psychiatrist, a potter and the group of poets who live with her and mythologize her, an artist and the strange men she picks up to use as models. There is a man who finds himself surrounded by women who are literally shrinking, and a woman whose life is dominated by a fear of nuclear warfare; there are telling relationships among parents and children.<br />By turns humorous and warm, stark and frightening, <i>Bluebeard's Egg</i> explores and illuminates both the outer world in which we all live and the inner world that each of us creates.<br />*Le Anne Schreiber, Vogue

27 The Penelopiad

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Performing Arts  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Theater  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-10-23
Description :  As portrayed in Homer's <i>Odyssey</i>, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - has become a symbol of wifely duty and devotion, enduring twenty years of waiting when her husband goes to fight in the Trojan War. As she fends off the attentions of a hundred greedy suitors, travelling minstrels regale her with news of Odysseus' epic adventures around the Mediterranean - slaying monsters and grappling with amorous goddesses. When Odysseus finally comes home, he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a footnote in Homer's original story, inexplicably hangs Penelope's twelve maids.<br /><br />Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel.<br /><br /><i>The Penelopiad</i> premiered with the Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Canada's National Arts Centre at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 2007.

28 She

Author : H. Rider Haggard, Margaret Atwood, Charles H.M. Kerr & Maurice Greiffenhagen
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure  Historical 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2002-01-08
Description :  A runaway bestseller on its publication in 1887, H. Rider Haggard’s <i>She</i> is a Victorian thrill ride of a novel, featuring a lost African kingdom ruled by a mysterious, implacable queen; ferocious wildlife and yawning abysses; and an eerie love story that spans two thousand years. <i>She</i> has bewitched readers from Freud and Jung to C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien; in her Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic—which includes period illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles H. M. Kerr—Margaret Atwood asserts that the awe-inspiring Ayesha, “She-who-must-be-obeyed,” is “a permanent feature of the human imagination.”

29 Angel Catbird Volume 1 (Graphic Novel)

Author : Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas & Various Authors
Genre :  Graphic Novels  Books  Comics & Graphic Novels  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  The Booker Prize-winning author of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> writes her first graphic novel, a&#xa0;cat-centric&#xa0;all-ages&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i>&#xa0;bestselling adventure.<br /><br />On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure-- with a lot of cat puns.<br /><br />Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year!<br /><br />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. <i>Angel Catbird</i> is her first graphic novel series.<br /><br />Atwood's The Blind Assassin was named one of Time magazine's 100 best English-language novels published since 1923 and her recent <i>MaddAddam Trilogy</i> is currently being adapted into an HBO television show by Darren Aronofsky

30 The Tent

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Classics  Short Stories 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-01-10
Description :  <i><b>From the #1&#xa0;<i>New York Times&#xa0;</i>bestselling author of&#xa0;<i>The Handmaid's Tale</i></b></i><br /><br />A delightful mélange of short fiction, here the Booker Prize-winning author pushes against form once again, with meditations on warlords, pet heaven, and aging homemakers. In these pieces, Margaret Atwood gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about the disconcerting experience of looking at old photos of ourselves; and examines the boons and banes of orphanhood. Accompanied by her own playful illustrations, Atwood’s droll humor and keen insight make each piece full of clarity and grace. Prescient and personal, delectable and tart,&#xa0;<i>The Tent</i>&#xa0;reflects one of our wittiest authors at her best.

31 Selected Poems

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1987-11-05
Description :  Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.

32 Chocky

Author : John Wyndham & Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Science Fiction  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-08-18
Description :  In <i>Chocky</i>, pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works <i>The Day of the Triffids</i> or <i>The Chrysalids</i>—the mind of a child. <br /><br />It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew’s&#xa0; parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son’s imagination. <br /><br /><i>Chocky</i>, the last novel Wyndham published during his life, is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.

33 Moral Disorder: A Story

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-07-29
Description :  The author of such towering novels as <i>The Handmaid’s Tale,</i> <i>The Blind Assassin, </i>and <i>Oryx and Crake, </i>Margaret Atwood creates worlds just as vividly in her short fiction. In the title story from her acclaimed collection of linked stories <i>Moral Disorder</i>, Margaret Atwood takes us to the farm.<br /><br />Newly arrived city slickers, like Nell and Tig, shouldn’t have animals; a notion corroborated by the true farmers down the road:&#xa0; for them, livestock would mean dead stock. But Tig’s two boys will be at the farm on weekends, and it would be good for them to know where their food comes from. First come the chickens, then the ducks; before Nell knows it the cows have arrived, too. And soon Nell finds herself becoming a different woman than she ever thought she might be.<br /><br /><i>The New York Times</i> notes that “The tremendous imaginative power of [Atwood’s] fiction allows us to believe that anything is possible”—this applies as much to her fantastically imagined worlds as it does to the life of a family in the countryside.&#xa0;<br /><br />An eBook short.<br /><br />&#xa0;

34 Selected Poems II

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1987-11-05
Description :  Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.

35 A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake"

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Professional & Technical  Education 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-01-19
Description :  A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx And Crake" , excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; themes; style; historical context; suggestions for further reading; critical overview and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs..

36 PEN America 7: World Voices

Author : PEN American Center, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Ha Jin, Michael Ondaatje, Jonathan Franzen, Shan Sa, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Francine Prose
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2006-06-01
Description :  World Voices captures some of the best conversations from the 2005 Festival. Featuring work from Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Ha Jin, Michael Ondaatje, Zakes Mda, Hanif Kureishi, Shan Sa, Khaled Mattawa, Dunya Mikhail, and many others.<br /><br /> PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.<br /><br /> -----<br /><br /> PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,400 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and the advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck. To learn more about PEN American Center, please visit: www.pen.org. PEN American Center welcomes readers and writers from all walks of life to join us in our mission to protect free expression and celebrate literature. To learn how to become a Professional or Associate Member of PEN, please visit: pen.org/join.

37 alias Grace

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-07-03
Description :  Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

38 Power Politics

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1996-06-01
Description :  Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and man. It still startles, and is just as iconoclastic as ever.<br /><br />These poems occupy all at once the intimate, the political, and the mythic. Here Atwood makes us realize that we may think our own personal dichotomies are unique, but really they are multiple, universal. Clear, direct, wry, unrelenting -- Atwood's poetic powers are honed to perfection in this important early work.

39 Morning in the Burned House

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1996-09-16
Description :  These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.

40 The Door

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-04-02
Description :  The Door, Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since Morning in the Burned House, is a magnificent achievement. Here in paperback for the first time, these fifty lucid, urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to mediative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political, viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. Brave and compassionate, The Door interrogates the certainties that we build our lives on, and reminds us once again of Margaret Atwood's unique accomplishments as one of the finest and most celebrated writers of our time.

41 The Circle Game

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-08-05
Description :  The appearance of Margaret Atwood's first major collection of poetry marked the beginning of a truly outstanding career in Canadian and international letters. The voice in these poems is as witty, vulnerable, direct, and incisive as we've come to know in later works, such as Power Politics, Bodily Harm, and Alias Grace. Atwood writes compassionately about the risks of love in a technological age, and the quest for identity in a universe that cannot quite be trusted.<br /><br /> Containing many of Atwood's best and most famous poems, The Circle Game won the 1966 Governor General's Award for Poetry and rapidly attained an international reputation as a classic of modern poetry. This beautiful edition of The Circle Game contains the complete collection, with an introduction by Sherrill E. Grace of the University of British Columbia.

42 PEN America 16: Teachers

Author : PEN American Center, Joanna Scutts, Margaret Atwood, John Cage, Herta Müller, Eileen Myles, Lynne Tillman, Etgar Keret & Richard Feynman
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-10-01
Description :  Teachers goes back to school with a global roster of writers and artists as they explore their literary and sentimental educations. Featuring Eileen Myles, Martha Cooley, Kimiko Hahn, Ron Padgett, Theresa Rebeck, Elissa Schappell, Paul La Farge, Dorothy Allison, and a look at PEN's diverse programming. At the end of the issue we transport you back to 1922, PEN American Center's founding year and the height of modernism. Borrowing from the pages of The Dial, The Crisis, and The Little Review, we offer you a taste of the literary scene, alongside a trove of photographs, drawings, advertisements, headlines, and commentary. The featured writers—including Joyce, Du Bois, Woolf, McKay, Crane, Cather, Fitzgerald, Mansfield, and Moore—remain some of our greatest teachers and literary loves.<br /><br /> PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.<br /><br /> -----<br /><br /> PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,400 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and the advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck. To learn more about PEN American Center, please visit: www.pen.org. PEN American Center welcomes readers and writers from all walks of life to join us in our mission to protect free expression and celebrate literature. To learn how to become a Professional or Associate Member of PEN, please visit: pen.org/join.

43 Dire Cartographies

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Nonfiction  Social Science  Politics & Current Events 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-09-08
Description :  In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>: Margaret Atwood describes how she came to write her utopian, dystopian works. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> The word “utopia” comes from Thomas More’s book of the same name—meaning “no place” or “good place,” or both. In “Dire Cartographies,” from the essay collection <i>In Other Worlds, </i>Atwood coins the term “ustopia,” which combines utopia and dystopia, the imagined perfect society and its opposite. Each contains latent versions of the other. Following her intellectual journey and growing familiarity with ustopias fictional and real, from Atlantis to <i>Avatar </i>and <i>Beowulf</i> to Berlin in 1984 (and <i>1984</i>), Atwood explains how years after abandoning a PhD thesis with chapters on good and bad societies, she produced novel-length dystopias and ustopias of her own. “My rules for <i>The Handmaid’s Tale </i>were simple,” Atwood writes. “I would not put into this book anything that humankind had not already done, somewhere, sometime, or for which it did not already have the tools.” With great wit and erudition, Atwood reveals the history behind her beloved creations.

44 The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write

Author : Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marilynne Robinson, Wallace Stegner, Robert Stone & Jeanette Winterson
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world's most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage. In celebration of their thirty-year anniversary, Tin House Books has collected highlights from the series in a single volume.<br /> Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world’s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country’s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers’ discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture. In celebration of Literary Arts’ thirty-year anniversary, Tin House Books has collected highlights from the series in a single volume. Whether it’s Wallace Stegner exploring how we use fiction to make sense of life or Ursula K. Le Guin on where ideas come from, Margaret Atwood on the need for complex female characters or Robert Stone on morality and truth in literature, Edward P. Jones on the role of imagination in historical novels or Marilynne Robinson on the nature of beauty, these essays illuminate not just the world of letters but the world at large.

45 Up in the Tree

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction  Books  Kids  Nature  Family & Relationships 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-05-17
Description :  <b>Includes the story read by Margaret Atwood, with music and additional sound effects.</b><br /> This story about the adventures of two children who live up in a tree is vintage Atwood -- playful, whimsical and wry. The perfect integration of words and pictures creates a coherent and delightful whole.<br /> When this charming book was first published in 1978, there was a widespread idea that it was too expensive and risky to publish a children's book in Canada. And so Margaret Atwood not only wrote and illustrated the book, she handlettered the type! The book was created in the old-fashioned way, using only two colors that mixed together to produce a surprisingly large range of tones and textures.<br /> This edition renders intact the unique pleasures of the original and includes the story read by Margaret Atwood, with music and additional sound effects.

46 The Circle Game

Author : Margaret Atwood & Suzanne Buffam
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1998-01-01
Description :  The appearance of Margaret Atwood's first major collection of poetry marked the beginning of a truly outstanding career in Canadian and international letters. The voice in these poems is as witty, vulnerable, direct, and incisive as we've come to know in later works, such as <i>Power Politics</i>, <i>Bodily Harm</i>, and <i>Alias Grace</i>. Atwood writes compassionately about the risks of love in a technological age, and the quest for identity in a universe that cannot quite be trusted.<br /> Containing many of Atwood's best and most famous poems, <i>The Circle Game</i> won the 1966 Governor General's Award for Poetry and rapidly attained an international reputation as a classic of modern poetry.

47 The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Expanded Edition

Author : Margaret Atwood, Hope Nicholson & Various Authors
Genre :  Graphic Novels  Books  Comics & Graphic Novels 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-10-18
Description :  <i>The Secret Loves of Geek Girls</i> is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (<i>The Heart Goes Last</i>), Mariko Tamaki (<i>This One Summer</i>), Trina Robbins (<i>Wonder Woman</i>), Marguerite Bennett (<i>Marvel's A-Force</i>), Noelle Stevenson (<i>Nimona</i>), Marjorie Liu (<i>Monstress</i>), Carla Speed McNeil (<i>Finder</i>), and over fifty more creators. It's a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes: creators and industry insiders.

48 La Servante écarlate

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-06-15
Description :  Devant la chute drastique de la fécondité, la république de Gilead, récemment fondée par des fanatiques religieux, a réduit au rang d'esclaves sexuelles les quelques femmes encore fertiles. Vêtue de rouge, Defred, " servante écarlate " parmi d'autres, à qui l'on a ôté jusqu'à son nom, met donc son corps au service de son Commandant et de son épouse. Le soir, en regagnant sa chambre à l'austérité monacale, elle songe au temps où les femmes avaient le droit de lire, de travailler... En rejoignant un réseau secret, elle va tout tenter pour recouvrer sa liberté. Paru pour la première fois en 1985, <i>La Servante écarlate</i> s'est vendu à des millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde. Devenu un classique de la littérature anglophone, ce roman, qui n'est pas sans évoquer le <i>1984</i> de George Orwell, décrit un quotidien glaçant qui n'a jamais semblé aussi proche, nous rappelant combien fragiles sont nos libertés. La série adaptée de ce chef-d'oeuvre de Margaret Atwood, diffusée sous le titre original <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, avec Elisabeth Moss dans le rôle principal, a été unanimement saluée par la critique.<br /><br /> " Les meilleurs récits dystopiques sont universels et intemporels. Écrit il y a plus de trente ans, <i>La Servante écarlate</i> éclaire d'une lumière terrifiante l'Amérique contemporaine. " <i>Télérama</i> <br />

49 Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein /epub

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-11-01
Description :  In 1966, before they were international sensations, Margaret Atwood and Charles Pachter teamed up to create Speeches for Doctor Frankenstein — now a unique piece of cultural history and available for the first time as an enhanced eBook for iPad.<br /><br />In this imaginative work, only existing as an artist book of fifteen copies until recently, Charles Pachter set the poetry of Margaret Atwood to his beautiful and whimsical artwork. Produced originally on handmade paper made with materials found around his house, this is a rare piece of art that should be read by anyone interested in the origins of these two great artists. This work is now exclusively available for the iPad as an enhanced eBook, and features an introduction by Margaret Atwood, video interviews with Charles Pachter, and an audio narration of Margaret Atwood reading the poems.<br /><br />When you load this enhanced eBook in iBooks, you will find a speaker icon in the info bar at the top of the screen, which is where you can access the enhanced features of this eBook. For the optimal reading experience, turn on these features by tapping on the speaker, turning on the soundtrack, setting pages to turn automatically and tap "Start Reading." For a more traditional reading experience, turn these elements off and change the settings to turn the pages manually. <br /><br />This enhanced eBook contains high-resolution images and embedded audio and video.&#xa0;Depending on the speed of your internet connection this book may take up to 25 minutes to download. Rest assured, it is worth the wait!

50 Survival

Author : Margaret Atwood
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  History  Americas 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-06-20
Description :  When first published in 1972, <i>Survival</i> was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: "What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?" Her answer is "survival and victims."<br /> Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. This new edition features a foreword by the author.



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