Margaret Atwood, born in Ontario in 1939, has written several books, not just The Handmaid's Tale. Her most acclaimed novels were The Edible Women, which was her first novel, and was published in 1969 to wide acclaim, and The Blind Assassin, which won Great Britain's Booker Prize for Literature in the year 2000. However, her most widely known book is The Handmaid's Tale, which was published in 1986 and quickly became a best seller. It is now a staple
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other views by critics that I found:
"A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker interconnections between politics and sex...just as Orwell's 1984 gripped our imaginations, so will the world of Atwood's handmaid!"
~ Washington Post Book World
"Atwood takes many trends which exist today and stretches them to their logical and chilling conclusions...An excellent novel about the directions our lives are taking...read it while it's still allowed!"
~ The Houston Chronicle