Atonement

Atonement

Discover the modern classic that has sold over two million copies.

Summary

The publication of Atonement cemented Ian McEwan’s reputation as one of the most exciting and accomplished writers of his generation. From its breath-taking opening section, telling the events of a fateful summer’s day in 1935, McEwan unravels a tale of love and war that breaks the heart, even as the master novelist’s provocative twists of form dazzle the senses.

Reviews

  • Atonement is a magnificent novel, shaped and paced with awesome confidence and eloquence
    Independent

About the author

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan is the critically acclaimed author of seventeen novels and two short story collections. His first published work, a collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites, won the Somerset Maugham Award. His novels include The Child in Time, which won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award; The Cement Garden; Enduring Love; Amsterdam, which won the 1998 Booker Prize; Atonement; Saturday; On Chesil Beach; Solar; Sweet Tooth; The Children Act; Nutshell; and Machines Like Me, which was a number-one bestseller. Atonement, Enduring Love, The Children Act and On Chesil Beach have all been adapted for the big screen.
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