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The Resource Atonement, Ian McEwan ; with an introduction by Claire Messud

Atonement, Ian McEwan ; with an introduction by Claire Messud

Label
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan ; with an introduction by Claire Messud
Creator
Contributor
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will colour her entire life. In each of his novels Ian McEwan has brilliantly drawn his reader into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he worked with so large a canvas: In Atonement he takes the reader from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from the London's World War II military hospitals to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999. Atonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, England and class, the novel is at its centre a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness and the difficulty of absolution"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Messud, Claire
Series statement
Everyman's Library
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940
  • Atonement
  • Teenage girls
  • Ex-convicts
  • Country life
  • Sisters
  • Guilt
  • England
  • England
Label
Atonement, Ian McEwan ; with an introduction by Claire Messud
Link
9780375712470.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052357116
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxix, 378 pages
Isbn
9781841593609
Isbn Type
(hardback : UK)
Lccn
2013050758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)859184811
Label
Atonement, Ian McEwan ; with an introduction by Claire Messud
Link
9780375712470.jpg
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052357116
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxix, 378 pages
Isbn
9781841593609
Isbn Type
(hardback : UK)
Lccn
2013050758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)859184811

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