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Atonement : a novel by Ian McEwan ( Book )
135 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,593 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 )
72 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,778 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
Amsterdam by Ian McEwan ( Book )
146 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 21 languages and held by 4,570 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
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan ( Book )
58 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,367 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
Sweet tooth : a novel by Ian McEwan ( Book )
33 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,706 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 fundng 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 )
57 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,540 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
Enduring love : a novel by Ian McEwan ( Book )
73 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 3,530 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 )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1935, 13-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 )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 2,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young British post office technician becomes deeply involved in electronic surveillance in postwar Berlin in 1955
Black dogs by Ian McEwan ( Book )
61 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,330 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
Atonement by Ian McEwan ( Recording )
64 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,182 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 child in time by Ian McEwan ( Book )
75 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,054 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
The cement garden by Ian McEwan ( Book )
86 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,870 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 )
87 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,852 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 )
54 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,756 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 )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,484 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
Solar by Ian McEwan ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Michael Beard coasts through life, lending his name to scientific institutions, lecturing for a high price, and listlessly participating in an effort to end global warming. But when his fifth wife reveals her infidelities, Michael realizes he's still in love with her even as their relationship collapses. Decidedly taking advantage of an unexpected opportunity, Michael travels to New Mexico, hoping to save his career and marriage by stopping an ecological disaster
First love, last rites by Ian McEwan ( Book )
71 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In between the sheets, and other stories by Ian McEwan ( Book )
55 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This anthology of short stories portrays a world that everyone can recognise, a private world of fantasy and nightmare and yet a world we are all involved in
Saturday by Ian McEwan ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neurosurgeon Henry Perowne enjoys life immensely and considers himself fortunate to love the woman he's married to. As he makes his way through an immense London crown of Iraq War protestors, he has a minor automobile accident. His trained eye immediately senses something wrong with Baxter, the other driver. So when a confrontational Baxter visits the Perowne home later that evening and events take a tragic turn, it is Henry who must employ his skills to save Baxter
 
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