The Handmaid's Tale
The Handmaid's Tale Resources
Learn more about the author at her official website.
Quiz yourself on your knowledge of The Handmaid's Tale here.
Get insight into Atwood's work on her personal blog.
Movie or TV Productions
This 1990 feature film stars the late Natasha Richardson as the narrator.
Janet Maslin reviews the film for the New York Times.
Check out this thoughtful review by Paul Gray.
Check out this1986 review by Mary McCarthy. She wasn't the biggest fan.
An interview with Atwood by Mervyn Rothstein following the book's publication.
Read about how Atwood distinguishes between speculative fiction and science fiction.
Watch the trailer for the 1990 movie.
A short interview with Richardson about playing the narrator in the 1990 movie.
Listen to Sarah Clarke read aloud from the beginning of the book.
Atwood talks about religion in her work.
Check out this Virago Press cover of the book.
Another version of the cover by Tad Aronowcz and Gail Geltner.