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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 ...Show synopsisOn 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 for ever. 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 for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.Atonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, England and class, at its centre is a profound - and profoundly moving - exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolutionHide synopsis
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall....Fine in Fine jacket. Limited Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, limited issue of 500 unnumbered copies signed by McEwan on the limitation page. Nan Talese's compliments card with her fascimile signature and the holograph note (in an unknown hand) "Signed copy" laid-in. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Description:Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author on the title page....Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with the spine stamped in silver. Dust jacket.
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Jonathan Cape,
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [viii], 371,  pages....Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [viii], 371,  pages. 0224062522. A handsome First Edition/First Impression in unread Fine condition in alike dustwrapper, SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page; It's 1935 and Briony Tallis is thirteen. She secretly witnesses a flirtatious moment between Cecilia, her older sister, and Robbie Turner, son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. Briony's assumption that something shameful has occurred leads to a crime whose repercussions will resound through World War II and beyond. Basis for the 2007 Oscar winning film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author...Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt issued by Waterstone's as a limited edition signed by McEwan with the "Signed Limited Edition" sticker affixed to dustjacket front panel and satin pagemarker. Limitation unspecified but purportedly 2000 copies as such. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First American...Fine in Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First American Edition, First Printing; One of five hundred copies signed by the author. The author's eighth novel. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award. One of the most important literary events of the year 2001. The first appearance of the title in the United States. "Ian McEwan, a master of psychologically acute and elegantly gothic tales, won the Booker Prize for 'Amsterdam' (1998) and now weighs in with an even more polished and entrancing novel. It's 1935 and England is experiencing a heat wave, while chaos rules at the Tallis country estate. McEwan's instantly addictive storyline is of the bad-to-worse variety as he moves on to the harrowing vicissitudes of World War II. Every lustrously rendered, commanding scene is charged with both despair and diabolical wit and McEwan's Jamesian prose covers the emotional spectrum from searing eroticism to toxic guilt. In sum, he excels brilliantly at depicting moral dilemmas and stressed minds in action without losing a keen sense of the body's terrible fragility, the touching absurdity of desire and time's obstinacy" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the award-winning film (produced by McEwan, adapted by Christopher Hampton, and directed by Joe Wright), with stunning lead roles by Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, and moving cameo performances by Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Minghella (who directed "The English Patient", the novel and film with which "Atonement" is often compared). Another magisterial achievement from an truly impressive author.
Description:First print. Signed in person by the author directly on the full...First print. Signed in person by the author directly on the full title page not inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked in any way. Not BCE or EX Lib. DJ in Mylar. Brand new and unread!
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ is near fine...Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ is near fine. A couple of extremely subtle scuffs. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 368 p. Audience: General/trade. First US edition, First Printing. Signed by Author on limitation page stating that it is one of 500 copies signed by the author.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author A square solid tight very...Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author A square solid tight very carefully read copy. This copy has just a hint of pagedge soil else fine. The priced jacket has some light edgewear else fine.
If you like love stories with happy endings then this is not the book for you.
The story revolves around Robbie and Cee, two childhood friends who realize on a hot summer afternoon that they have been in love with one another for awhile. Briony, Cee's bratty little sister will be a silent witness to ...
Not since the early literature of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce have I read such intriguing prose. Ian McEwan really is a contemporary master, whose novels will be read for a long time to come. Atonement, the story of a childhood 'crime' with lifelong repercussions, is thrilling, heartbreaking, and ...
I just finished this book after starting it in November 2007. I found that this book had redeeming qualities in its storyline, description of the World War II era, characters, and other qualities. But, in my case, I had a hard time getting really into the book. The style was wordy and kind of difficut ...
Ian McEwan shows his raw talent in this story of love, loss, and war. The narrative is beautifully weaved through multiple points of view. You are given the opportunity to experience the story from a 13 year old females point of view as well as the main characters robbie and cee. When a crime is ...
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