Atonement: York Notes Advanced, Paperback

Atonement: York Notes Advanced Paperback

Part of the York Notes Advanced series

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


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Written by established literature experts, York Notes Advanced introduce students to more sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

Key Features: * Summaries with detailed commentaries * Extended commentaries on key passages * Discussion of themes and literary techniques * Author biography * Historical and literary background * Check the net/film/book features * Glossary of literary terms * Self-test questions


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781405835619



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Atonement is a beautifully written novel by Ian McEwan. In the first half of the book he describes in all detail one day in 1935, that changes the lives of all people involved. Unfortunately I did see the movie before I read the book, so I knew about the ending. That kind of takes the excitement away, so I can recommend to you all to read the book before watching the film. McEwan shows in this book his great writing skills. What a talent!

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McEwan's prose is so beautiful and intricate. The descriptions are so detailed and vivid that you almost feel as though you're right there with the characters. His writing just flows and I thought the switching between narrators was brilliant. I saw the movie before reading the novel and can honestly say I enjoyed the book a lot more. I think it is because of his writing style that I loved it so much. I wasn't a big fan of the movie adaption.

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This is a perfect book - a mystery, a passionate love story, a vivid portrait of a nurse's life during the Blitz and a searing account of soldiers trapped in France. And it's also the best description of how a writer controls her story, making it all come out right in the end.

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