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The Resource Atonement : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)

Atonement : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)

Label
Atonement : a novel
Title
Atonement
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
Title variation
Atonement
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down 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 not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries and committed a crime that creates in her a sense of guilt that will color her entire life. Ian McEwan has in each of his novels drawn the reader brilliantly into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he written on a canvas so large: taking the reader from a manor house in England in 1935, to the retreat to Dunkirk in 1941, to a London hospital soon after where the maimed, broken, and dying soldiers are shipped from the evacuation, 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, it is at its center a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.C4
LC item number
A88 2002eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Country life
  • Ex-convicts
  • Sisters
  • Guilt
  • Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940
  • Absolution
  • Forgiveness
  • Class consciousness
  • Authorship
  • Nurses
  • England
Label
Atonement : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/31E8EB32-5537-477A-A642-CB6F90B9062D/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=BAD00FCD-6B9E-42BF-B5F5-94C149324ED8
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
1 online resource (351 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307371492
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232150690
Label
Atonement : a novel, Ian McEwan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/31E8EB32-5537-477A-A642-CB6F90B9062D/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=BAD00FCD-6B9E-42BF-B5F5-94C149324ED8
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
1 online resource (351 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307371492
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232150690

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