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The Resource Atonement

Atonement

Label
Atonement
Title
Atonement
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
National Bestseller Ian McEwan's symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment's flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia's childhood friend. But Briony' s incomplete grasp of adult motives–together with her precocious literary gifts–brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime's repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece
Summary
In 1935 England, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses an event involving her sister Cecilia and her childhood friend Robbie Turner, and she becomes the victim of her own imagination, which leads her on a lifelong search for truth and absolution
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Storyline
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Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 2002.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, 2002.
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 2002.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2003.
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068564
Cataloging source
DLC
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McEwan, Ian
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Atonement
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781400075553
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Atonement
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781400075553
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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