Oryx And Crake

Oryx And Crake
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2009-09-03
ISBN 10 : 9780748113354
ISBN 13 : 0748113355
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Maddaddam Trilogy Box
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Anchor Books
Total Pages :
Release : 2014-08-12
ISBN 10 : 0804172315
ISBN 13 : 9780804172318
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Margaret Atwood s  The Handmaid s Tale  and  Oryx and Crake    A Comparison
Author : Martina Schönherr
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 56
Release : 2009-09
ISBN 10 : 9783640420254
ISBN 13 : 364042025X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author : J. Brooks Bouson
Publisher : A&C Black
Total Pages : 203
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9780826430625
ISBN 13 : 0826430627
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Atwood Book Description:

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A study guide for Margaret Atwood s Oryx and Crake

A study guide for Margaret Atwood s  Oryx and Crake
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 15
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781410320520
ISBN 13 : 1410320529
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

The MaddAddam Trilogy
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Total Pages : 1181
Release : 2013-08-27
ISBN 10 : 9780345808752
ISBN 13 : 0345808754
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Oryx and Crake
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher :
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 032961827X
ISBN 13 : 9780329618278
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

The MaddAddam Trilogy Bundle
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 1232
Release : 2014-08-12
ISBN 10 : 9781101873878
ISBN 13 : 1101873876
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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.

Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake
Author : Margaret Atwood
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2004-03-30
ISBN 10 : 9781400078981
ISBN 13 : 1400078989
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oryx and Crake Book Description:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale Oryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable 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. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.

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

The Function of Black Humor and Satire in the Dystopian Novel  Oryx   Crake  by Margaret Atwood
Author : Jule Grassmann
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 14
Release : 2017-03-08
ISBN 10 : 9783668412606
ISBN 13 : 366841260X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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.