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ISBN: 0385503954 / ISBN-13: 9780385503952

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Atonement (Nan A. Talese) – Hardcover (2002)
    by Ian McEwan

    Atonement

    Hardcover, Nan A. Talese
    2002
    English
    368 pages

    ISBN: 0385503954
    ISBN-13: 9780385503952

    In this rich novel by the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel "Amsterdam, " a young girl unwittingly tells a tale that turns her family upside down. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war, England and class, "Atonement" is at its center a profound--and profoundly moving--exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution.

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Reviews of Atonement

Overall customer rating: 3.500
Victoria L

outstanding!

by Victoria L on Feb 6, 2014

engaging, well-developed story enjoyed it very much

Moshi
by Moshi on Jun 3, 2011

Received as promised all well. Thank you. Colin.

HesterPrine08

Children tell the ugliest lies

by HesterPrine08 on Oct 28, 2008

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 their most private moments. And because she is young and doesn't understand what is going on, this will compell her to accuse Robbie of sexually assualting her cousin who is living with them. While the ending is disaapointing and sad, it does beg the question. How long must one atone for their misdeed and causing so much misery in so many lives?

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Mando

Read before you see the movie!

by Mando on Jun 7, 2008

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 highly relatable. This is a novel for readers in search of more intellectual meat, but is not so heady as to put you off. I would recommend this novel to anyone in search of an absorbing, haunting story.

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lebishop13

Atonement

by lebishop13 on Apr 11, 2008

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 to follow at times. I felt no urge to finish the book quickly. Even the interesting plotline and characters could not overshadow the elements of the novel that continually dragged me down. Perhaps my reaction was due to my own expectations. If you're looking for a quick, light, easy-to-read book, this is probably not for you. If you're looking for a "thinking book" with themes and morals to contemplate, along with a romance, you should give this book a try.

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