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Author: Bailey Josephine,Ian McEwan
ISBN13: 978-1605146690
Title: Atonement
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Publisher: Findaway World (July 1, 2008)

Atonement by Bailey Josephine,Ian McEwan

McEwan, Ian. 'ATONEMENT: DUNKIRK 1940', The Independent (London), 15 September 2001: 1-2. (Excerpt from the novel. A Master's Voice Lost in a Tempest of Composition', Independent on Sunday (London), 16 September 2001: 15. Winder, Robert. Between the Acts', New Statesman, 17 September 2001: 49-50. Big Important Book of the Month: Atonement', Esquire, 137:3, March 2002: 61. Richardson, Elaina. An Explosive Untruth Sets in Motion Ian McEwan's Un-Put-Downable Atonement', O Magazine, March 2002. Flesh on Flesh', The New Yorker, March 2002.

Josephine Bailey’s most popular book is Pride and Prejudice. Showing 30 distinct works. Pride and Prejudice by. Jane Austen

Ian McEwan is the bestselling author of more than ten books, including the novels The Comfort of Strangers and Black Dogs, both shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Amsterdam, winner of the Booker Prize, and The Child in Time, winner of the Whitbread Award, as well as the story collections First Love, Last Rites, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and In Between the. Sheets. He has also written screenplays, plays, television scripts, a children’s book, and the libretto for an oratorio. Dear Miss Morland, consider the dreadful nature of the suspicions you have.

Ian Russel McEwan is a novelist born in Aldershot, England in 1948. The son of an army major, McEwan moved often as a child and spend his childhood in places such as Asia, Germany and Northern Africa. His family moved back to England when he was 12 years old and McEwan graduated with a degree in literature from the University of Sussex in 1970. He then decided to study for a masters degree in creative writing. McEwan was first published in 1975. Four years later in 2001, McEwan published the book he is perhaps best known for, ‘Atonement’. McEwan has published novels as recently as 2012 and is currently working on his next novel. McEwan has been nominated for multiple literature awards, including the Shakespeare Prize in 1999 and has been nominated for the Man Booker award six times to date. McEwan married a woman named Penny Allen in 1982 and divorced her in 1995.

And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life. Atonement is at its center a profound, and profoundly moving, exploration of shame and forgiveness, and the difficulty in absolution. People Who Liked Atonement Also Liked These Free Titles: Big Think Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert by Elizabeth Gilbert. Salman Rushdie: Lannan Readings & Conversations by Salman Rushdie. Speculate: Speculative Fiction Podcast.

British actress Josephine Bailey is an elegant and exacting performer who never trips over long passages of resplendent adjectives and meandering descriptions. As the story moves the characters forward to Dunkirk in 1941 and then to a final reunion in the late 1990s, Bailey provides a graceful, provocative, and stimulating performance. c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine.

Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize-nominated Atonement is his first novel since Amsterdam took home the prize in 1998. But while Amsterdam was a slim, sleek piece, Atonement is a more sturdy, more ambitious work, allowing McEwan more room to play, think, and experiment. The interwar, upper-middle-class setting of the book’s long, masterfully sustained opening section might recall Virginia Woolf or Henry Green, but as we move forward–eventually to the turn of the 21st century–the novel’s central concerns emerge, and McEwan’s voice becomes clear, even personal.

Atonement audiobook, by Ian McEwan. On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Download Atonement Audiobook.

Atonement Ian McEwan Jonathan Cape £1. 9. The twists and turns of Ian McEwan's fiction are built on a knack for sustained illusion. When he writes "a glass of beer" we do not just see it; we are willing to drink from it vicariously. The ballooning accident (imaginatively derived from footage of an actual incident) that opens Enduring Love is a spectacular example, but the ability to make the invented seem real animates every page of his work. The novels' psychological acuity derives, always, from their fidelity to a precisely delineated reality

The first ever McEwan book I read was On Chesil Beach. The obvious choices were Amsterdam and Atonement. While Amsterdam met my expectations and proved me right on reading another McEwan book, Atonement exceeded my expectations. Atonement is about a woman who has committed an unforgivable crime in her childhood. The book is the journey of how lives were affected because of her mistake and what she does to achieve atonement. The book is set in England and uses the world war 2 as a backdrop in a certain part of the book. The young girl, Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old girl dreams of becoming a writer. She enjoys the process of writing – creating an entire different world and the characters in it, changing them and making them act and talk according to her will.

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Reviews: 7
I received this book in the mail weeks ago. I had watched the movie first, had a range of emotions at the end that entailed shock, sadness, anger, resentment, and eventually acceptance...

Thought I would order the book because books can lend so much more detail and backstory that a movie simply cannot.
I love reading. I have read many different genres, and have even slugged away through Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series... and I thought Robert Jordan enjoyed his descriptions! But Robert Jordan's world was such that even though many passages and even in one case, an entire book were laborious to get through, I still re-read those books and have every single one of them.

I have to say that usually when I get a new book, I finish it within a week, no matter how long it is. If it is really good, I will devour it in a few days.
Well, it has been weeks that I have had this book and I haven't yet made it past part one. The part of the book I am currently on is where everyone has just gone out to search for the twins.

I enjoy descriptions and feeling as though I am a part of the world the reader is trying to describe, but this novel is TOO wordy.
So many adjectives and my eyes glaze over. Especially since I don't feel emotionally invested in really any of the characters because there is too much about everything else!

When I read two pages about the sunset, all of it's colors, then in turn all of the colors it is turning the trees, leaves, and the surrounding areas and how if the character had just stood up and contorted their body in just the right way, then they would see these things that have just been described to me in full detail, I have a hard time really getting into the book.

When there is so much description about the surroundings that several pages later the plot has not progressed, I start to think of other things I should or could be doing. And this is hard for me to admit, because I love reading.

Reading should be an escape to another world where you don't have the voice in the back of your mind telling you about mundane household chores you should be doing!

Sadly, though I want to like this book so rich in detail, it has too much detail. I will finish it, as I don't like to leave any book unfinished, but it will likely take quite some time, as I will read other books to take my mind off of the odious task of finishing Atonement.

I will not be checking out anything else from this author.
I was completely absorbed by this book. The first part draws you into a confined setting, a very hot day in a country house and the preparations for welcoming the son of the house who is about to arrive with a friend. It lets you see the scene from the perspectives of the different characters in the house. Although McEwan focuses more on the internal lives of the characters than on external events, and devotes most of the attention to their impressions and reflections on what takes place around them, you feel the tension building steadily towards what certainly must become a disaster. The second part describes the dire consequences of these events, which grow out of the lively imagination of a young girl who half sees and half imagines what is happening in the house and tries, with good intentions, to put things right. McEwan ties everything together beautifully and elegantly in the last part where the young girl has grown old and has spent all the intervening years trying to reconcile herself with what she did as a child. I don't want to spoil anyone's reading experience by giving details. The book was rather different from what I had expected based on the descriptions, but it is certainly one of the better books that I have read. It is warmly recommended.
This was one of those novels I found brilliantly written, but incredibly boring.
I had, probably, expectations way to high, so I was very disappointed with the book. It drags for an insufferable amount of time and when it comes to the big revelation it amounted to nothing. It works better in the movie, but even then, it had no impact in me.

There are, of course, things that I liked and left me torn regarding the rating I would give this book. I loved the use that Ian McEwan makes of language. The way he masters long sentences, which is not very common in English language. I liked the idea of the different views of the same fact by the different characters and the way that propels the narrative, but I also thought that, in general, the book ended up being quite boring and excessively descriptive.
I found parts of the book heartbreaking, truly difficult to read. I enjoyed the author's lyrical writing very much. The words often were those I imagine Briony would have used. The book also taught life lessons, the least of which is to not speak about things you don't know or understand.
I've seen the movie a half dozen times and in between read the book twice. The movie experience has increased in emotional impact with each viewing. I first read the book a couple of years ago in paperback. I've just finished reading it a second time on Kindle. The Kindle reading was much better, taking notes, ranting about this and that was a pleasure missing in the book reading.

The second reading completely overwhelmed me emotionally, it's difficult for me to say anything definitive. In the back of my mind lurked Rashoman, King Lear, Oedipus, Romeo and Juliet. And always there was opacity, a lack of clarity that added to the grief, compounded the tragedy. The novel within a novel only made things more horrific. It's all so thin, standing over the grave imploring the power of the almighty, so, so thin. But it's all we have, all Briony had.
I became aware of Ian McEwan through You Tube. He delivered the commencement address at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
His address was on free speech and impressed me. So, I decided to read one of his books, and chose Atonement. It was a good choice. The story took awhile to gain traction for me. However, I am an experienced enough reader to know a slow starter can turn out to be worth being patient which proved to be the case. Atonement is perfectly in step with the rich British literary tradition.