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McEwan, Ian

Works: 685 works in 4,302 publications in 32 languages and 91,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Spy stories  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Drama  War films  Romance films 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Contributor, Creator, Scenarist, Interviewer, Dedicatee, Other, Recipient, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6063.C4, 823.914
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Atonement : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

281 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 8,160 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
Saturday : [a novel] by Ian McEwan( Book )

155 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 4,931 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 )

128 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 4,595 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 )

217 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 29 languages and held by 4,484 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 )

81 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,946 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 )

114 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 3,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: his wife is having the affair, and he is still in love with her. When Beard's professional and personal worlds collide in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and save the world from environmental disaster
The children act : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

83 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,558 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 )

136 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,510 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 )

72 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,907 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
Nutshell : a novel by Ian McEwan( Book )

65 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trudy has betrayed her husband, John, who trusts and adores her. She's still in their martial home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--expecting their first baby, but John's not there. Instead, she's with his brother, Claude, and the two of them are hatching a murderous plan. But there is an unexpected witness to their plotting, who cares deeply about the outcome: the smart, inquisitive about-to-be-born resident of Trudy's womb, hearing all and anxious to save his father."--Provided by publisher
The innocent by Ian McEwan( Book )

149 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young British post office technician becomes deeply involved in electronic surveillance in postwar Berlin in 1955
The child in time by Ian McEwan( Book )

151 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone. With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that only seems to intensify with the passage of time. Eloquent and passionate, the novel concludes in a triumphant scene of love and hope
Black dogs by Ian McEwan( Book )

98 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,280 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 )

166 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,095 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 comfort of strangers by Ian McEwan( Book )

137 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,870 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
Atonement by Ian McEwan( Recording )

78 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,850 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 daydreamer by Ian McEwan( Book )

63 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,533 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 )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 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 )

111 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,231 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
In between the sheets, and other stories by Ian McEwan( Book )

82 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 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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Alternative Names
Ian McEwan anglický spisovatel

Ian McEwan britischer Schriftsteller

Ian McEwan British author

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Saturday : [a novel]On Chesil BeachAmsterdamSolar : a novelEnduring love : a novelThe innocentThe child in timeBlack dogs