The Handmaid's Tale Wiki
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The Handmaid's Tale Wiki is a collaborative encyclopaedia of The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel and Hulu's drama series The Handmaid's Tale (TV series), based on the novel. Gileadpaedia has eyes currently editing over 535 articles, and 1,369 files, and you can help!

... And blessed be those who suffer for the cause of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(Matthew, 5:10) June quoting Matthew, 5:10; in Season 1 Episode 3 (Late)

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About The Handmaid's Tale


The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian/speculative fiction novel by Margaret Atwood, first published in 1985.

The novel revolves around a woman named Offred, and her struggle to survive in a totalitarian theocracy known as the Republic of Gilead, which has replaced the United States of America, and explores themes such as religious fundamentalism, political censorship and oppression, sexism and gender roles, and more.


The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian drama series exclusive on Hulu.

Starring Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, Joseph Fiennes, and Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale's dystopian narrative sets itself in the fictional Republic of Gilead, an authoritarian theocracy which comes to power in the United States of America.

Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale follows handmaid Offred (played by Moss), who is forced into subjugation in an attempt to repopulate the fictional, male-dominated society of Gilead.

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