On Chesil Beach

Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307371218
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, the earnest young history student she met by chance and who unexpectedly wooed her and won her heart. Edward grew up in the country on the outskirts of Oxford where his father, the headmaster of the local school, struggled to keep the household together and his mother, brain-damaged from an accident, drifted in a world of her own. Edward’ s native intelligence, coupled with a longing to experience the excitement and intellectual fervour of the city, had taken him to University College in London. Falling in love with the accomplished, shy and sensitive Florence--and having his affections returned with equal intensity--has utterly changed his life. Their marriage, they believe, will bring them happiness, the confidence and the freedom to fulfill their true destinies. The glowing promise of the future, however, cannot totally mask their worries about the wedding night. Edward, who has had little experience with women, frets about his sexual prowess. Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by conflicting emotions and a fear of the moment she will surrender herself. From the precise and intimate depiction of two young lovers eager to rise above the hurts and confusion of the past, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is an extraordinary novel that brilliantly, movingly shows us how the entire course of a life can be changed--by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.


Author: Garrett Nagle
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780174900221
Size: 66.38 MB
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Table of contents includes: - Environmental hazards - Earthquakes - Volcanoes - Landslides and mass movements - Rivers and floods - Coastal hazards - Mountains, ice and their hazards - Storms and hurricanes - Drought and desertification - Air quality - Human and technological hazards - Viruses and parasites - Hazards in London and Mexico City.

Ian Mcewan

Author: Sebastian Groes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1623561914
Size: 22.48 MB
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Ian McEwan is one of the most significant, and controversial, British novelists working today. His books are both critically - and academically - acclaimed and embraced by readers across the world. Although primarily a novelist, he has also written short stories, television plays, a libretto, a children's book and a film adaptation. Across these many forms his work retains a distinctive character that explores questions of morality, place and history, nationhood, sexuality and gender. Now fully updated for its second edition, this guide brings together a collection of new critical perspectives on McEwan's oeuvre, not only covering the early works and his writing for the screen but also incorporating detailed and original analyses of the later work, including new readings of his latest books, Solar and Sweet Tooth. With an updated and extended guide to further critical reading on McEwan, the book also includes an interview with the author himself, a chronology of his life, work and times and the full text of a lost early McEwan short story.

Mind Presentation In Ian Mcewan S Fiction

Author: Karam Nayebpour
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 3838269799
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This book explores the central fictional minds in three of Ian McEwan's most popular narratives. Mind presentation constitutes the main part of characterization in the second phase of McEwan's writing, where his plot structure depends to a large degree on the presentation of the characters’ mental workings. In Amsterdam (1998), Atonement (2003), and On Chesil Beach (2007), the construction process of the fictional minds, the degree their functioning is impacted by their experiences, and the way their mental aspect controls their behavior and relationships is critical to the stories. Relying on insights and methods from cognitive narratology, this study follows two purposes: It firstly analyzes the function of fictional minds and their operational modes in these narratives. Secondly, it explores the impact of the characters' experiences on both their mental functioning and their behavior, especially with view of their relationships. Nayebpour reveals that the plot structure of these narratives highly depends on the lack of a sound balance between the two aspects of the represented minds (intermental/joint thought and intramental/individual thought) as well as on the dominance of the intramental one. The tragic atmosphere in these narratives, Nayebpour argues, is the result of this imbalance.

Scenes Of Intimacy

Author: Jennifer Cooke
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441107266
Size: 13.31 MB
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Scholars from a range of critical perspectives explore representations of intimacy in contemporary writing, from fiction to autobiography.

The Encyclopedia Of The Novel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111877907X
Size: 46.87 MB
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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.


Author: Emma Tennant
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448213088
Size: 13.77 MB
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In Tess, Tennant offers us an interpretation of Hardy's novel that places the real women in the author's life at its centre. Tess is based on Hardy's real-life obsession with a milkmaid named Augusta Way, who became the model for his tragic heroine Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and Augusta's daughter, Gertrude Bugler, who played Tess in Hardy's stage adaptation of the book. Set in the late Sixties, the spirit of the doomed Tess lives on in a pair of sisters - plain-faced Liza Lu and another dark, beautiful Tess.