Margaret Atwood: The Testaments (3416 words)


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The Testaments is the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, a classic of dystopian literature recently adapted into a TV series (2017-) by streaming service Hulu. Published worldwide on September 10, 2019, The Testaments elicited an enthusiastic response from the public. Bookstores organised popular launch events and fans attended dressed in Gileadean outfits. On the evening of the launch, Atwood was interviewed by Samira Ahmed at the Royal Theatre in London, with actresses Lily James, Sally Hawkins, and Ann Dowd reading excerpts from the novel. In an unprecedented promotional choice for a novel, the event was broadcast live to cinemas all over the world. The Testaments</&hellip;

Citation: Romanzi, Valentina. "The Testaments". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 December 2019 [, accessed 31 October 2020.]

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