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The Robber Bride

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 1551994976

Publisher : Emblem Editions

Number of Pages : 624

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 545

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Book Summary: This is the wise, unsettling, drastic story of three women whose lives share a common wound: Zenia, a woman they first met as university students in the sixties. Zenia is smart and beautiful, by turns manipulative, vulnerable – and irresistible. She has entered into their separate lives to ensnare their sympathy, betray their trust, and exploit their weaknesses. Now Zenia, thought dead, has suddenly reappeared. In this richly layered narrative, Atwood skilfully evokes the decades of the past as she retraces three women’s lives, until we are back in the present – where it’s yet to be discovered whether Zenia’s “pure, free-wheeling malevolence” can still wreak havoc. The Robber Bride reports from the farthest reaches of the sex wars and is one of Margaret Atwood’s most intricate and subversive novels yet.

Gender Issues in Atwood's Novel

Author : Adil Draissi

ISBN10 : 3668625107

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 4

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, , language: English, abstract: In her intertextual title with the German fairy tale number 40 collected by the Brothers Grimm under the title "The robber bridegroom", Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel "The Robber Bride" presents the story of three Protagonists: Tony, Charis, and Roz. Through these three voices, Atwood discusses the problematic of the collective Gender Identity within the feminist discourse.

Wilderness Tips

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 1551994984

Publisher : Emblem Editions

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 650

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Book Summary: An award-winning collection of ten stories that charts the complexities of modern life and explores the strange and secret places of the heart. The gruesome discoveries of an archaeological dig in Britain find parallels in a contemporary love affair; a girl disappears without a trace and returns to haunt a collection of landscape paintings; a nineteenth-century case of mass-poisoning on the famous Franklin Expedition stirs memories of a dead friend; a woman exacts a fittingly wicked revenge on her ex-lover; a well-known journalist is betrayed by a former mentor and friend. Brilliantly rendered, disturbing, poignant at times, scathingly humorous at others, Wilderness Tips imbues the familiar world in which we live with indelible truths.

The Robber Bridegroom

Author : Eudora Welty

ISBN10 : 0547544375

Publisher : HMH

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 690

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Book Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author takes a classic fairy tale and turns it into a novel set along the eighteenth-century frontier of the Natchez Trace. In the clammy forests of Louisiana, somewhere between New Orleans and the muddy Mississippi River, the berry-stained bandit of the woods, Jamie Lockhart, saves the life of a gullible planter. In reward, Jamie is given shelter—only to kidnap the planter’s lovely young daughter, Rosamund. It’s an impulsive act that will have far-reaching consequences, and will set in motion a series of fantastic, murderous, and flamboyantly uncivilized romantic adventures. With legendary figures of Mississippi’s past—including notorious riverboatman Mike Fink and the thrill-killing Harp brothers—mingling side-by-side with characters from legendary fairy tales and the author’s own imagination, The Robber Bridegroom in an exuberant cocktail of fantasy, folklore and history along the treacherous Natchez Trace. The basis of the popular musical that has run both on and off Broadway, The Robber Bridegroom is “a modern fairy tale, where irony and humor, outright nonsense, deep wisdom and surrealistic extravaganzas becomes a poetic unity through the power of a pure exquisite style” (The New York Times). “As sly and irresistible as anything in Candide. For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful.” —The New Yorker

Cat's Eye

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 1551994895

Publisher : Emblem Editions

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Controversial painter Elaine Risley returns from Vancouver for a retrospective of her work. Here, in Toronto, the city of her youth, she confronts the submerged layers of her past – her unconventional family, her eccentric and brilliant brother, the self-righteous Mrs. Smeath, and the two men Elaine later came to love in diverse and sometimes disastrous ways. But it is the enigmatic Cordelia, once her tormentor, then her best friend, whose elusive yet powerful presence in her life Elaine finally comes to understand. The realm of childhood and growing up, with its secrecies, cruelties, betrayals, and terrors, has never been so brilliantly evoked. By turns disquieting, humorous, compassionate, haunting and mordant, Cat’s Eye is vintage Atwood.

Alias Grace

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 1551994860

Publisher : Emblem Editions

Number of Pages : 592

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 401

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Book Summary: In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the vicious murders of her employer and his mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. As Dr. Simon Jordan – an expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness – tries to unlock her memory, what will he find? Was Grace a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances? Taut and compelling, penetrating and wise, Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that vividly evokes time and place. The novel and its characters will continue to haunt the reader long after the final page.

Good Bones

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 1551995506

Publisher : New Canadian Library

Number of Pages : 120

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: In Good Bones, first published in 1992, Margaret Atwood has fashioned an enthralling collection of parable, monologue, mini-romance and mini-biography, speculative fiction, prose lyric, outrageous recipe and reconfigured fairy tale, demonstrating yet again the play of an unerring wit overseen by a panoramic intelligence. Good Bones is a cornucopia of good things — precise, witty, wise, and sometimes offbeat Atwood writing, with the funny and the sidelong view of the world which her readers recognize at once.

Margaret Atwood

Author : J. Brooks Bouson

ISBN10 : 1441184503

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1158

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Book Summary: A collection of original essays by well-known Atwood scholars offering contemporary critical readings and assessments of three well known Atwood texts.

Margaret Atwood

Author : Fiona Tolan

ISBN10 : 904202223X

Publisher : Rodopi

Number of Pages : 322

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1991

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Book Summary: Margaret Atwood: Feminism and Fiction takes a new look at the complex relationship between Margaret Atwood's fiction and feminist politics.Examining in detail the concerns and choices of an author who has frequently been termed feminist but has famously rejected the label on many occasions, this book traces the influences of feminism in Atwood's work and simultaneously plots moments of dissent or debate. Fiona Tolan presents a clear and detailed study of the first eleven novels of one of Canada's most prominent authors. Each chapter can be read as an individual textual analysis, whilst the chronological structure provides a fascinating insight into the shifting concerns of a popular and influential author over a period of nearly thirty-five years.

Life Before Man

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 1551994925

Publisher : Emblem Editions

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 398

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Book Summary: Life Before Man vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, they are forced to make drastic choices – after the rules have changed and the boundaries have become faded. There is Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, who seeks solutions in the wrong men; Nate, wry and gentle husband of Elizabeth, racked by an inability to decide; and Lesje, quiet and inexperienced, who prefers dinosaurs to most men. Hanging over all of them is the ghost of Elizabeth’s dead lover…and the threat of three lives careering inevitably toward potential catastrophe.

Stone Mattress

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 0771006829

Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1953

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Book Summary: In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories. In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature dark humour, playfulness, and deadly seriousness are in abundance. In "Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on a storage locker has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "I Dream of Zenia with the Bright Red Teeth," we remeet Tony, Charis, and Roz from The Robber Bride, but, years later, as their nemesis is seen in an unexpected form. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet's syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. In "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is revenged in the Arctic. This is classic Margaret Atwood, and she is at the very top of her form.

Dire Cartographies

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 077100737X

Publisher : McClelland & Stewart

Number of Pages : 36

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1985

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Book Summary: In honor of the thirtieth anniversary of The Handmaid’s Tale: Margaret Atwood describes how she came to write her utopian, dystopian works. 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 In Other Worlds, 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 Avatar and Beowulf to Berlin in 1984 (and 1984), 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 The Handmaid’s Tale 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.

Motherhood

Author : Anne Manne

ISBN10 : 1741158931

Publisher : Allen & Unwin

Number of Pages : 379

Category : Self-Help

Viewed : 1287

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Book Summary: Covers the debates over early institutional childcare, the problems of reconciling work and family life, the crisis of fertility, and the impact of the new capitalism on the changing landscape of childhood.

Robber Bride 2

Author : Deborah Simmons,Nanao Hidaka

ISBN10 : 4596643725

Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1402

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Book Summary: The female robber Bethia's true identity is exposed as the only daughter of a feudal lord. Simon offers her help to reclaim her castle and save her father. "She hunts, she talks to men as equals, what an unconventional woman...I want her!" But Bethia is unsure of whether or not she can trust him, as she can't risk exposing her men to danger. "He's definitely attractive, but there's absolutely no way that I will be subjected to him!"

Robber Bride 1

Author : Deborah Simmons,Nanao Hidaka

ISBN10 : 4596643717

Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1728

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Book Summary: Our story takes place in medieval England, where Simon, second son of the de Burgh family, has grown tired of peaceful days. "At least let me take on some robbers...." And just as he wishes, he is assailed by a band of thieves during his journey. In an unexpected attack, he and his men are taken prisoner! Even more surprising, the leader of the thieves is revealed to be a woman! Having never suffered such humiliation in his life, Simon trembles with fury. But at the same time, he slowly falls for her charm....

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Author : Deborah Simmons

ISBN10 : 4596666261

Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

Viewed : 1901

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Book Summary: Collects: Robber Bride #1-2. Our story takes place in medieval England, where Simon, second son of the de Burgh family, has grown tired of peaceful days. "At least let me take on some robbers...." And just as he wishes, he is assailed by a band of thieves during his journey. In an unexpected attack, he and his men are taken prisoner! Even more surprising, the leader of the thieves is revealed to be a woman! Having never suffered such humiliation in his life, Simon trembles with fury. But at the same time, he slowly falls for her charm....

Margaret Atwood

Author : N.A

ISBN10 : 1349242659

Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education

Number of Pages : 185

Category :

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The Robber Bridegroom

Author : Brothers Grimm

ISBN10 : 8726591693

Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof

Number of Pages : 7

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1395

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Book Summary: A miller’s daughter is about to marry a rich man who is however creepy and scary. All the birds and creatures try to warn the poor girl. Something is quite not alright with her suitor. She decides to see for herself so she heads out to his home. An old lady takes pity on her and saves her just before her future husband enters the room. The poor girl sees so much more than she could have guessed and expected. She will either have to muffle her screams or she will end up dead. Find out what followed in "The Robber Bridegroom". Children and adults alike, immerse yourselves into Grimm’s world of folktales and legends! Come, discover the little-known tales and treasured classics in this collection of 210 fairy tales. Brothers Grimm are probably the best-known storytellers in the world. Some of their most popular fairy tales are "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and there is hardly anybody who has not grown up with the adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s exceptional literature legacy consists of recorded German and European folktales and legends. Their collections have been translated into all European languages in their lifetime and into every living language today.

The Robber Bridegroom

Author : Eudora Welty

ISBN10 : 0547544375

Publisher : HMH

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1282

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Book Summary: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author takes a classic fairy tale and turns it into a novel set along the eighteenth-century frontier of the Natchez Trace. In the clammy forests of Louisiana, somewhere between New Orleans and the muddy Mississippi River, the berry-stained bandit of the woods, Jamie Lockhart, saves the life of a gullible planter. In reward, Jamie is given shelter—only to kidnap the planter’s lovely young daughter, Rosamund. It’s an impulsive act that will have far-reaching consequences, and will set in motion a series of fantastic, murderous, and flamboyantly uncivilized romantic adventures. With legendary figures of Mississippi’s past—including notorious riverboatman Mike Fink and the thrill-killing Harp brothers—mingling side-by-side with characters from legendary fairy tales and the author’s own imagination, The Robber Bridegroom in an exuberant cocktail of fantasy, folklore and history along the treacherous Natchez Trace. The basis of the popular musical that has run both on and off Broadway, The Robber Bridegroom is “a modern fairy tale, where irony and humor, outright nonsense, deep wisdom and surrealistic extravaganzas becomes a poetic unity through the power of a pure exquisite style” (The New York Times). “As sly and irresistible as anything in Candide. For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful.” —The New Yorker

The Margaret Atwood 4-Book Bundle

Author : Margaret Atwood

ISBN10 : 0771006799

Publisher : Emblem Editions

Number of Pages : 1882

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Four of Margaret Atwood's best novels, in one volume! In The Handmaid's Tale, a multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning. The Blind Assassin: “Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.” These words are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two. Iris recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sister’s death, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets. Among these is “The Blind Assassin,” a novel that earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, it was a pulp fantasy improvised by two unnamed lovers who meet secretly in rented rooms and seedy cafés. As this novel-within-a-novel twists and turns through love and jealousy, self-sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real narrative, as both move closer to war and catastrophe. Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning sensation combines elements of gothic drama, romantic suspense, and science fiction fantasy in a spellbinding tale. In Alias Grace, Atwood takes us back in time and into the life of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, 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. Dr. Simon Jordan, 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? Is Grace a female fiend? A bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she the victim of circumstances? And finally, The Robber Bride, inspired by "The Robber Bridegroom," a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them, one by one. But in her version, Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia, a villainess of demonic proportions, and sets her loose in the lives of three friends, Tony, Charis, and Roz. All three "have lost men, spirit, money, and time to their old college acquaintance, Zenia. At various times, and in various emotional disguises, Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them. To Tony, who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career, Zenia is 'a lurking enemy commando.' To Roz, who did lose her husband and almost her magazine, Zenia is 'a cold and treacherous bitch.' To Charis, who lost a boyfriend, quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens, Zenia is a kind of zombie, maybe 'soulless'" (Lorrie Moore, New York Times Book Review). In love and war, illusion and deceit, Zenia's subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies' pasts.