On Chesil Beach: A Novel

By: McEwan, Ian

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First American edition. Faint edge wear to jacket. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 203, [11] pp. 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.

Title: On Chesil Beach: A Novel

Author: McEwan, Ian

Categories: Contemporary, British & Irish, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese / Doubleday: 2007

ISBN Number: 0385522401

ISBN Number 13: 9780385522403

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2304354