On Chesil Beach (Random House Large Print)

On Chesil Beach (Random House Large Print) by Ian McEwan 0739327267 9780739327265
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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 Beachis another masterwork from McEwana story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

Author: Ian McEwan

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Random House Large Print

Publication Date: 2007-06-05

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