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Atonement

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Book Summary of Atonement

On the hottest day of the summer of 1934, 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.



About the Author

Ian McEwan is the author of two collections of stories and eleven previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement and, most recently,Solar.

Details of Book: Atonement (BSID:3661)

Book Atonement
Author Ian Mcewan
ISBN 0099429799
ISBN-13 9780099429791, 978-0099429791
Binding Paperback
Publisher Vintage Books
Publishing Date 20020502
Number of Pages 384
Language English
Dimensions 7.8 x 5.16 x 1.1 inches
Weight 360 grams

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Sarah November 19, 2007 review from Goodreads

In World War II England, 13-year-old Briony Tallis misinterprets her older sisterâ??s love affair with their familyâ??s gardener to be something much worse than what it is. Her innocence and partial understanding of the world begins a chain of events that tears the family apart and alters the course...

Terry January 12, 2008 review from Goodreads

This is where a 2.5 star rating would be ideal. I am extremely ambivalent about this novel--first the pluses: the writing is gorgeous; McEwan has some of the best prose out there. Every line has meat to it, nothing is throwaway, and every visual is so vivid that the reader is transported to a spe...

Bart September 12, 2007 review from Goodreads

That I can remember, I've never before disliked the start of a book so thoroughly, and by the end, gone on to think so much of it as a complete work.The last 2/3 of this novel are as good as contemporary fiction gets. The first 1/3 is like reading a Jane Austen plot trapped in amber.As the title...

Martine February 16, 2008 review from Goodreads

Having recently seen and loved the magnificent film adaptation, I decided to reread Atonement, which quite impressed me when it was first published. And guess what? It was an even more rewarding experience the second time around. Knowing what was coming -- knowing the plot twist at the end -- hel...

Jessica September 26, 2007 review from Goodreads

This is the first book I've read by this guy, and I really enjoyed it. You know who I'd recommend this book to, but I don't think it'd fit in that little box up there? Okay, you know how sometimes you're craving a certain kind of musical style, like sixties soul, say, or classic British punk, but...

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