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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" is read in many courses at university and in advanced courses in North-Rhine Westfalia (Germany).

- School editions:
- Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale",
Cornelsen: Berlin, 2005, order number: 311773
- Teacher Manual, order number: 311781

- Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale", Interpretationshilfe
Cornelsen: Berlin, 2006,
- Interpretationshilfe, order number: ISBN-10: 3-589-22221-2

- Margaret Atwood, "The Handmaid's Tale",
Klett: Stuttgart, 2005, order number: 3-12-577692-9
- Wizard Study Guide, order number: 3-12-577695-3

- A suggestion for a teaching unit is:
Peters, Chr.M: "Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale. Eine Unterrichtseinheit", Freising 2003, in: Unterrichts-Konzepte Englisch - Literatur, KE711-03, Stark Verlag,

Further information and useful help: Cliffs Notes on Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (ISBN-0-8220-0572-7) and York Notes, The Handmaid's Tale (ISBN-0-582-78436-0)

In addition, didactic articles are available:

- Gymnich, G., 1997, „Teaching Women’s Novels“, in: Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, Teaching Novels, Heft 27, 3/1997, pp. 20-24. This article introduces Margaret Atwood's,The Edible Woman und The Handmaid’s Tale und Margaret Laurence, The Stone Angel as possible texts for grades 12 and 13.
- Korte, B., 1990, "Vorschläge zur Behandlung anglo-kanadischer Romane im Englischunterricht der gymnasialen Oberstufe", in: Neusprachliche Mitteilungen, No.1, pp.33-38.

Excerpts of her novels have been published in:

- 1997, "Cat’s Eye", in: Summit, Gast, E. (ed.), Grundkurs/Leistungskurs Englisch, Paderborn: Verlag Schöningh, pp. 99/143
- 1998, "The Robber Bride", in: Materialien Handbuch Englisch, Bd. 5, Man and Woman in Society, Brandes, K./Renné, R. (eds.), Köln: Aulis Verlag.

Short Stories have been published in:

- Nischik, R. M. (ed.), 1994, Margaret Atwood, Polarities: Selected Stories, Stuttgart: Reclam. (plus epilogue)
- Margaret Atwood, "The Little Red Hen Tells All" and "Hardball", in: Nischik, R. M. (ed.), 1996, American and Canadian Short Short Stories, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh (No. 43181-1). (Teacher’s Book)
- Margaret Atwood, "Happy Endings“, in: Baldus/Hermes/Meltzer (eds.), Invitation to Literature, Cornelsen: Berlin, 1990, S.55-58

Film Version
Information on the film version of "The Handmaid's Tale" directed by Volker Schlöndorf, filmscript by Harold Pinter, Faye Dunaway as one of the main actors, can be found on the folllowing IMDB Site:

- Film "The Handmaid's Tale

The following two internet sites offer various information, background material and texts etc. on Margaret Atwood

- Margaret Atwood
- Margaret Atwood Society Site

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