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McEwan, Ian

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Most widely held works by Ian McEwan
Atonement : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

259 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 8,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated 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 never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life. In each of his novels Ian McEwan has brilliantly drawn his reader into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he worked with so large a canvas: In Atonement he takes the reader from a manor house in England in 1935 to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from the London's World War II military hospitals 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, the novel is at its center a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness and the difficulty of absolution"
Saturday : [a novel] by Ian McEwan( Book )

142 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the pen of a master-the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement-comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man-a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him-with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Book )

115 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around two newlyweds, Edward and Florence Mayhew both virgins who must struggle through their internal battle with sexual anxiety
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan( Book )

212 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 29 languages and held by 4,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the affairs of his dead wife, a British publisher discovers compromising pictures of the foreign secretary who was her lover. An opportunity for revenge on both the political and personal level
Sweet tooth : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

79 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1972. Britain is confronting economic disaster. The cultural cold war continues, the country is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism, and faces its fifth state of emergency. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year as a student at Cambridge, and finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services. Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War, Serena, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer. England's legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named "sweet tooth". This 'secret mission' brings her into the literary world of writer Tom Haley. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life? And who is inventing whom? To answer these questions, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one
Solar : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

110 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nobel prize-winning physicist Michael Beard's personal and professional lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, an opportunity presents itself in the guise of an invitation to travel to New Mexico. Here is a chance for him to extricate himself from his marital problems, reinvigorate his career, and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster
The children act : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

80 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts. But Fiona's professional success belies domestic strife. Her husband, Jack, asks her to consider an open marriage and, after an argument, moves out of their house. His departure leaves her adrift, wondering whether it was not love she had lost so much as a modern form of respectability; whether it was not contempt and ostracism she really fears. She decides to throw herself into her work, especially a complex case involving a seventeen-year-old boy whose parents will not permit a lifesaving blood transfusion because it conflicts with their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses. But Jack doesn't leave her thoughts, and the pressure to resolve the case--as well as her crumbling marriage--tests Fiona in ways that will keep readers thoroughly enthralled until the last stunning page"--
Enduring love : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

122 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homosexual attempts to lure a man away from his woman. It happens in England after the two men meet in a balloon accident. When the straight man declines the advances, the homosexual begins stalking him, contemplating ways to get rid of the woman. By the author of The Innocent
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

70 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
The innocent by Ian McEwan( Book )

149 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British post office technician becomes deeply involved in electronic surveillance in postwar Berlin in 1955
Nutshell : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

53 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers"--
Black dogs by Ian McEwan( Book )

95 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1946 a young English couple set off on their honeymoon. In a gorge in the mountains of southern France they encounter a vision of darkness so impenetrable that it alters their lives for ever
The cement garden by Ian McEwan( Book )

162 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the relentless summer heat, four abruptly orphaned children retreat into a shadowy, isolated world, and find their own strange and unsettling ways of fending for themselves
The child in time by Ian McEwan( Book )

103 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the nature of time and our perception of it, in a story about the loss of a child and the importance of childhood
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

76 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis wildly misinterprets the relationship between her sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner, childhood friends home from Cambridge. So when her young cousin is assaulted, Briony gives in to her hyperactive imagination and blames the atrocity on Robbie. It is a terrible decision that alters lives and fills Briony with an everlasting sense of guilt
The comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan( Book )

132 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As their holiday unfolds, Colin and Maria are locked into their own intimacy. They groom themselves meticulously, as though there waits someone who cares deeply about how they appear. Then they meet a man with a disturbing story to tell and become drawn into a fantasy of violence and obsession
The daydreamer by Ian McEwan( Book )

61 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative ten-year-old boy, who is best understood by his family, recounts some of the adventures he has while daydreaming
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Recording )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the "marvelously gifted" and award-winning author of Atonement and Saturday. It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come. Edward, eager for rapture, frets over Florence's response to his advances and nurses a private fear of failure, while Florence's anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by sheer disgust at the idea of physical contact, but dreads disappointing her husband when they finally lie down together in the honeymoon suite. Ian McEwan has caught with understanding and compassion the innocence of Edward and Florence at a time when marriage was presumed to be the outward sign of maturity and independence
First love, last rites by Ian McEwan( Book )

107 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakening sensations of first love and its ritual initiations are the focus of the stories contained in this collection
In between the sheets, and other stories by Ian McEwan( Book )

81 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call them transcripts of dreams or deadly accurate maps of the tremor zones of the psyche, the seven stories in this collection engage and implicate us in the most fearful ways imaginable. A two-timing pornographer becomes an unwilling object in the fantasies of one of his victims. A jaded millionaire buys himself the perfect mistress and plunges into a hell of jealousy and despair. And in the course of a weekend with his teenage daughter, a guilt-ridden father discovers the depths of his own blundering innocence. At once chilling and beguiling, and written in prose of lacerating beauty, In Between the Sheets is a tour de force by one of England's most acclaimed practitioners of literary unease
 
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