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On Chesil Beach: A Novel - Ian McEwan
On Chesil Beach: A Novel
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A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of... show more
A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come. Edward, eager for rapture, frets over Florence’s response to his advances and nurses a private fear of failure, while Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by sheer disgust at the idea of physical contact, but dreads disappointing her husband when they finally lie down together in the honeymoon suite.Ian McEwan has caught with understanding and compassion the innocence of Edward and Florence at a time when marriage was presumed to be the outward sign of maturity and independence. On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from McEwan—a story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781407002316 (1407002317)
ASIN: 385522401
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Booka
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2.5 Na plaży Chesil
"Na plaży Chesil to historia świeżo poślubionej pary, która chce skonsumować małżeństwo, ale napotyka pewne problemy. Jakie będą konsekwencje podjętych decyzji? O tym już należy dowiedzieć się z lektury książki.Autor przybliża czytelnikowi pochodzenie pary młodych kochanków, to w jaki sposób się poz...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.5 When the Honeymoon is Over...
I have been an admirer of Ian McEwan's writing style since my introduction to 'Atonement' (see earlier review) and when The Times listed him among "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945", I can plainly see why. By comparison, I was less enamoured by 'Solar' (also previously reviewed), but my la...
Brain Gourmet
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1.0 On Chesil Beach
If I can paraphrase the first sentence from the description – A novel of remarkable shallowness and pretence from one of the most over-hyped writers of our time.
Mellkoh
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3.0 On Chesil Beach
Oh, but for what might have been...
EpicFehlReader
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It is June 1962. In a hotel on the Dorset coast, overlooking Chesil Beach, Edward and Florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room. Neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come...On Chesil Beach is another masterwork from Ia...
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