Atonement (Paperback)Ian McEwan (author)
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A masterly evocation of the mores and morals of the 1930s upper class, McEwan’s rich, character-driven narrative examines the nature of guilt and the onerous quest for redemption. A moving love story brimming with repressed passion and festering jealousy, Atonement is a period novel of supreme acuity.
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her too is Robbie Turner who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 355 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
'A magnificent novel.' - Independent
'A superb achievement.' - New York Times
'The best thing he has ever written.' - Observer
'He is this country's unrivalled literary giant...a fascinatingly strange, unique and gripping novel.' - Independent on Sunday
'McEwan's best novel so far, his masterpiece.' - Evening Standard
'A beautiful and majestic fictional panorama.' - John Updike
'Subtle as well as powerful, adeptly encompassing comedy as well as atrocity, Atonement is a richly intricate book... A superb achievement.' - Sunday Times
'Atonement is a masterpiece...it is also an elegy to a time which, however volatile, still had certainties.' - The Times
'An evocative depiction of the dangers of innocence and ignorance in the face of uncomfortable reality.' - Herald
'Brilliantly explores the currents of guilt, shame and anger... Utterly satisfying, complete.' - Scotsman
'A complex, thought-provoking novel.' - Fanny Blake, Woman and Home
'Smoulders with slow-burning menace.' - The Times
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