The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale is a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood and first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1985. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency.

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The 139th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  2. - 16th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 17th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (
  4. - 29th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - 46th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  6. - 53rd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  7. - 58th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  8. - 71st on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (
  9. - 114th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  10. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  11. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at
  12. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  13. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (UK))
  14. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime ( (USA))
  15. - The Great American Read (PBS)

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