The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale #1

Margaret Atwood

fiction classics dystopian literary dark reflective tense medium-paced

336 pages | first published 1985

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First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader is unable to forget its images and its forecast. With more than two million copies in print, it is Margaret Atwood's most popular and compelling novel.Set in the...
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Moods

dark 90%
tense 60%
reflective 53%
challenging 41%
emotional 41%
sad 39%
mysterious 23%
adventurous 6%
informative 5%
inspiring 4%
hopeful 3%

Pace

medium 56%
slow 34%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 43% | Character: 40% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 22% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 49% | No: 29% | Yes: 19% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 35% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 28% | N/A: 3%

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