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Atonement

Atonement

  • Title: Atonement
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  • ISBN : 9780385721790
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 351 pages


Ian McEwan s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen year old Briony Tallis witnesses the flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a s Ian McEwan s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen year old Briony Tallis witnesses the flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant But Briony s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century


Author Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1970 and later received his MA degree in English Literature at the University of East Anglia.McEwan s works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories




Atonement Reviews (31)

  • This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here There are many reviews already of this book, and I did wonder whether the world needed any But I disagree so strongly with some of the opinions expressed that I m afraid I have to exercise my right to reply Two things i [..]

  • It s like To Kill A Mockingbird Only, instead of a flawed but relatable protagonist, we have a protagonist vilified beyond all reason Instead of a persecuted minority, we have a horny young man And instead of Atticus Finch, we haveIan McEwan And never, in the history of literature, has anyone [..]

  • In World War II England, 13 year old Briony Tallis misinterprets her older sister s love affair with their family s gardener to be something much worse than what it is Her innocence and partial understanding of the world begins a chain of events that tears the family apart and alters the course of t [..]

  • That I can remember, I ve never before disliked the start of a book so thoroughly, and by the end, gone on to think so much of it as a complete work.The last 2 3 of this novel are as good as contemporary fiction gets The first 1 3 is like reading a Jane Austen plot trapped in amber.As the title indi [..]

  • The subject matter of Atonement is literature itself, but it is much First, the writer is one of its characters second, because Ian McEwan s novel creates a world where subjectivity and objectivity interfere mutually The characters are full of life and the language, even if elaborate and subtle, do [..]

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