Oryx And Crake Book PDF

Oryx And Crake

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780748113354

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Oryx And Crake Book Description :

By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE * Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. * Praise for Oryx and Crake: 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' -INDEPENDENT 'Gripping and remarkably imagined' -LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

Maddaddam Trilogy Box Book PDF

Maddaddam Trilogy Box

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 0804172315

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Maddaddam Trilogy Box Book Description :

A boxed set (three trade paperbacks) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from one of the most visionary authors of our time, Margaret Atwood. Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, a triumph of imagination, this trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. The novels in this trilogy have been called "towering and intrepid" (The New Yorker), "gripping" (The New York Times), and "just about everything you could want" (The Washington Post).

Margaret Atwood s  The Handmaid s Tale  and  Oryx and Crake    A Comparison Book PDF

Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Oryx and Crake A Comparison

  • Author : Martina Schönherr
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2009-09
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9783640420254

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Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Oryx and Crake A Comparison Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Constance (Literaturwissenschaften), course: Margaret Atwood's Later Fiction, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood's novels The Handmaid's Tale (T.H.T., 1985) and Oryx and Crake (O. & C., 2003) are works of speculative fiction that are set in the near future. Both of the depicted scenarios take place in the U.S.A. and could be classified as "survivor's stories" as they are told from the perspective of a person that survived the new system or the catastrophe the books deal with. T.H.T. takes the reader into an oppressive system that has become reality in the year 2005. In this system women are divided into different kinds of "functional groups" according to their abilities. The story is told by the handmaid Offred who - as all handmaids - is still believed to be fertile. Thus she is solely good for childbearing and has not got any choice. This system however is confined to the United States so that there is still hope for an escape to a better life for the people living under the system. The scenario in O. & C. on the other hand occurs around the year 2025 and depicts a world wide catastrophe where Snowman - the narrator of the story - is one of the few surviving human beings. This paper will compare the two novels according to some points of analysis. I had to confine myself to a few themes as it is impossible to include all topics that could be of importance. To start with, I will take a look at the social and political background of the time the novels were written in, followed by a generic analysis of the works. Secondly I will answer the question about the inspiration for these novels and I will deal with the epilogues Atwood added to her books. This will be followed by a chapter about the main topics of the novels which are reproduction, religion and sexuality. Last but not least I will compare the main characters and discus

A study guide for Margaret Atwood s  Oryx and Crake  Book PDF

A study guide for Margaret Atwood s Oryx and Crake

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9781410320520

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A study guide for Margaret Atwood s Oryx and Crake Book Description :

A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The MaddAddam Trilogy Book PDF

The MaddAddam Trilogy

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-08-27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 1181
  • ISBN : 9780345808752

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The MaddAddam Trilogy Book Description :

From Booker Prize–winner and #1 national bestseller Margaret Atwood, The MaddAddam Trilogy is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. With breathtaking command of her brilliantly conceived material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, she projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter. In the tradition of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood envision a near future that is both beyond our imagining and all too familiar: a world devastated by uncontrolled genetic engineering and a widespread plague, with only a few remaining humans fighting for survival. Combining adventure, humour, romance and superb storytelling that is at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is a moving and dramatic conclusion to this internationally celebrated dystopian trilogy.

Oryx and Crake Book PDF

Oryx and Crake

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Genetic engineering
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 032961827X

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Oryx and Crake Book Description :

The first book of the MaddAddam trilogy explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters. It is at once a love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journey--with the help of the green-eyed Children of Crake--through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. --Adapted from publisher description.

The MaddAddam Trilogy Bundle Book PDF

The MaddAddam Trilogy Bundle

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 1232
  • ISBN : 9781101873878

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The MaddAddam Trilogy Bundle Book Description :

A trilogy bundle (three ebooks in one) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale. Across three stunning novels—Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam—the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning novelist projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. In Oryx and Crake, a man struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human. In search of answers, he embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. In The Year of the Flood the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. And in Maddaddam a small group of survivors band together with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth. Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, and a triumph of imagination, the Maddaddam Trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

Margaret Atwood Book PDF

Margaret Atwood

  • Author : J. Brooks Bouson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-11-18
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781441156327

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Margaret Atwood Book Description :

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

The Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel  Oryx   Crake  by Margaret Atwood Book PDF

The Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel Oryx Crake by Margaret Atwood

  • Author : Jule Grassmann
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-03-08
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 9783668412606

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The Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel Oryx Crake by Margaret Atwood Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Rostock (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar: Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake. Contexts and Criticism, language: English, abstract: This essay sets out to analyze Margaret Atwood’s use of black humor and satire in her novel "Oryx and Crake". Furthermore, it examines the function of such. Especially this essay looks at Atwood’s intention to provide a satiric tone and black humor and shows that they are based on social observations and concerns that are evident in the early twenty-first century. To achieve this, the paper is structured into two main chapters. In the first chapter on "Black Humor and Satire" the author gives an overview of these terms, serving as a framework for further investigations. Additionally, the paper deals with laughter, to show which kind of laughter derives from Atwood's humor. In the next chapter on "Observations on Black Humor and Satire in Oryx and Crake", the paper focuses on the satirical tone and the black humor in the novel, based on the author's own reception of the text.

MaddAddam Trilogy Book PDF

MaddAddam Trilogy

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Genetic engineering
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 0385721676

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MaddAddam Trilogy Book Description :

A novel of the future explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s  Oryx and Crake  Book PDF

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s Oryx and Crake

  • Author : Cengage Learning Gale
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-07-25
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 1375400916

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A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s Oryx and Crake Book Description :

A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

NOVELS FOR STUDENTS Book PDF

NOVELS FOR STUDENTS

  • Author : CENGAGE LEARNING. GALE
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 1535828110

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NOVELS FOR STUDENTS Book Description :

MaddAddam Book PDF

MaddAddam

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9780748130191

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MaddAddam Book Description :

By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories. Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one. Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers, the species designed to replace humanity. Their reluctant prophet, Jimmy-the-Snowman, is in a coma, so they've chosen a new hero - Zeb, the street-smart man Toby loves. As clever Pigoons attack their fragile garden and malevolent Painballers scheme, the small band of survivors will need more than stories.

Study Guide Book PDF

Study Guide

  • Author : SuperSummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 1798869888

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Study Guide Book Description :

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 68-page guide for "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 15 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Ethics and Family and Friendship.

Motherhood in Margaret Atwood   s novels Book PDF

Motherhood in Margaret Atwood s novels

  • Author : Ronja Thiede
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN : 9783668948679

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Motherhood in Margaret Atwood s novels Book Description :

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, language: English, abstract: The aim of this bachelor thesis is to contribute to research on how feminist perspectives on motherhood are portrayed in North American fictional writing. For this purpose, I will use close reading techniques to analyze Margaret Atwood’s novels The Handmaid’s Tale, Cat’s Eye and Oryx and Crake to show that all three foster a feminist view on motherhood. I will argue that in the novels Atwood recognizes motherhood as both a source of oppression and a source of empowerment. Additionally, I will demonstrate how she dismantles the myth of perfect motherhood by portraying disrupted mother-child relationships, authentic maternal experiences and the subjectivity of mother figures that would traditionally be regarded as “bad” mothers.

The Body of Margaret Atwood Book PDF

The Body of Margaret Atwood

  • Author : R. Tyler Dinucci
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre : Dystopias in literature
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN : OCLC:729260086

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The Body of Margaret Atwood Book Description :

In this paper, I will argue that Canadian author Margaret Atwood uses fiscal and socially conservative dystopias to show how sex work and prostitution are choices that women would never have to make in a world with true gender equality. In these radically different worlds, women have no agency beyond their sexuality and no ability to express themselves as equals within either society. And while the structures of both societies, the society of The Handmaid's Tale and that of both Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, are inherently different, they both stem from modern conservative philosophies: for example, the country of Gilead in The Handmaid's Tale holds Christian conservative beliefs on the role of religion in the state and the culturally designated roles of women. I define social conservatism as the idea that government organizations are used to pursue an agenda promoting traditional religious values such as "public morality" and opposing "immoralities" such as abortion, prostitution, and homosexuality. I define fiscal conservatism as an agenda promoting privatization of the market, deregulation and lower taxes. In this paper I argue that because these philosophies are incompatible with gender equality, they drive women to occupations such as sex work. Women find that they have no choices and sex work provides something to "trade." For Offred, this "trading" is more limited, because she is a sex slave. For Oryx, this trading allows her to travel to the West, yet not before her childhood is marked by prostitution and pornography. Sex work allows for Ren to reclaim some agency over her life, yet she only chooses sex work because she is presented with few other options. All of these issues stem from the philosophies that define these dystopias.

Stone Mattress Book PDF

Stone Mattress

  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-05-13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9781101974025

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Stone Mattress Book Description :

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection The author of such towering novels as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake, Margaret Atwood proves her imaginative prowess dazzles just as vividly in her short fiction. “Stone Mattress,” from her collection of the same name is witty, grotesque, and utterly hilarious—an exemplar of Atwood’s tremendous capacity for capturing our darkest impulses on the page. Verna, aging widow, boards a cruise ship bound for the Arctic in search of her next husband. The last four had suffered regrettable tragedies and left Verna wickedly wealthy in their wake. But, instead of finding another wealthy suitor, Verna finds unwitting Bob, the first man to have ever wronged her. Single, reasonably near his grave, ordinary, and attracted to her like all the others—Bob is all-too-easy prey for Verna’s merciless revenge. An ebook short.