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McEwan, Ian

Overview
Works: 593 works in 3,061 publications in 30 languages and 71,357 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Drama  Romance films  War films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Melodrama 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Scenarist, Interviewee, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Other, Correspondent, Honoree, Recipient
Classifications: PR6063.C4, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Ian McEwan
 
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Most widely held works by Ian McEwan
Atonement : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

170 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 7,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Book )

80 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 4,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

143 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 25 languages and held by 4,075 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
Enduring love : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

123 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a windy spring day in the Chilterns, the calm, organized life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he witnesses a tragic accident: a hot-air balloon with a boy trapped in its basket is being tossed by the wind, and in the attempt to save the child, a man is killed. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety. But unknown to Rose, something passes between Parry and himself on that day--something that gives birth to an obsession in Parry so powerful that it will test the limits of Rose's beloved rationalism, threaten the love of his wife, Clarissa, and drive him to the brink of murder and madness. Brilliant and compassionate, this is a novel of love, faith, and suspense, and of how life can change in an instant. From the Trade Paperback edition
Solar : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

74 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,499 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 )

49 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,254 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
The innocent by Ian McEwan( Book )

145 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British post office technician becomes deeply involved in electronic surveillance in postwar Berlin in 1955
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engeland, 1935. Een 13-jarige meisje, aankomend schrijfster, beschuldigt de vriend van haar zus van een misdaad, wat van grote invloed is op hun verdere levens
The child in time by Ian McEwan( Book )

130 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,281 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
Black dogs by Ian McEwan( Book )

88 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Eastern Europe changes in 1989, Bernard Tremaine, a British political commentater and communist, takes stock of his life and his wife's conversion to spiritual faith
The cement garden by Ian McEwan( Book )

161 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,175 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
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

69 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,923 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 )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,609 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 )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,433 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
Solar by Ian McEwan( Recording )

32 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard is fast approaching 60, a mere shell of the academic titan he once was. While his fifth marriage falls apart, Michael suddenly finds himself with an unexpected opportunity to reinvigorate his career and possibly save humankind from the growing threat of global warming
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness
Sweet tooth by Ian McEwan( Recording )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain, 1972. Serena Frome, a compulsive reader of novels, is sent on a "secret mission" which brings her into the literary world of Tom Haley, a promising young writer. First she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life?
Saturday : [a novel] by Ian McEwan( Book )

64 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,035 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
Conversations with Ian McEwan by Ian McEwan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conversations with Ian McEwan collects sixteen interviews, conducted over three decades, with the British author of such highly praised novels as Enduring Love, Atonement, Saturday, and On Chesil Beach. McEwan (b. 1948) discusses his views on authorship, the writing process, and major themes found in his fiction, but he also expands upon his interests in music, film, global politics, the sciences, and the state of literature in contemporary society. McEwan's candid and forthcoming discussions with notable contemporary writers--Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Ian Hamilton, David Remnick, and Stephen Pinker--provide readers with the most in-depth portrait available of the author and his works. Readers will find McEwan to be just as engaging, humorous, and intelligent as his writings suggest. The volume includes interviews from British, Spanish, French, and American sources, two interviews previously available only in audio format, and a new interview conducted with the book's editor."--Publisher's website
 
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Atonement : a novel
Alternative Names
Ian McEwan anglický spisovatel

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McEwan, Ian Russell

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Ен Мак’юэн

Иън Макюън

Ијан Мекјуан англиски писател

Макьюен, Иэн 1948

Макьюэн И. 1948-

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Ієн Мак'юен

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מקיואן, איאן

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ايان ماك ايوان

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ماك إيوان, إيان.

ইয়ান ম্যাকইউয়ান

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伊恩·麥克伊旺

伊恩·麦克尤恩

依仁·麥伊雲

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On Chesil BeachAmsterdamEnduring love : a novelSolar : a novelThe innocentThe child in timeBlack dogsThe cement garden