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The Resource Atonement : a novel (downloadable eBook), Ian McEwan

Atonement : a novel (downloadable eBook), Ian McEwan

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Atonement : a novel (downloadable eBook)
Title
Atonement
Title remainder
a novel (downloadable eBook)
Statement of responsibility
Ian McEwan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068564
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Reading level
7.5
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
Label
Atonement : a novel (downloadable eBook), Ian McEwan
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
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unknown
Edition
First edition in the U.S.A.
Extent
351 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400075553
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C2B7EA37-CB58-45B5-AFBE-596C6E56E863
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232150690
  • (OCoLC)ocn232150690
  • 294276
  • 329341
  • 332655
Label
Atonement : a novel (downloadable eBook), Ian McEwan
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition in the U.S.A.
Extent
351 pages
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400075553
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C2B7EA37-CB58-45B5-AFBE-596C6E56E863
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232150690
  • (OCoLC)ocn232150690
  • 294276
  • 329341
  • 332655

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