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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 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 Florences response to his advances and nurses a private fear of failure, while Florences 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 McEwana story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

About the Author

IAN McEWAN is the author of two collections of stories and ten previous novels, including Enduring Love, Amsterdam, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1998, Atonement, and Saturday.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739327265
Author:
Mcewan, Ian
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Author:
McEwan, Ian
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20070605
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.34x5.48x1.04 in. .66 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry

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