Atonement
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"Atonement" Summary

By Julie Morgan

angels | 351 pages | Published in 2001

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses the flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives and her precocious imagination bring about a crime that will change all their lives, a crime whose repercussions Atonement follows through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century.

ISBN_13:9780385721790

Estimated read time: 1 min read

One Sentence Summary

A woman's act of betrayal has lasting consequences for her sister and the man she loves.

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  1. What is the genre of 'Atonement' by Julie Morgan?

    The genre of 'Atonement' is historical fiction.

  2. What is the setting of 'Atonement'?

    The story is set in England, primarily during the 1930s and 1940s.

  3. Who are the main characters in 'Atonement'?

    The main characters include Briony Tallis, Cecilia Tallis, Robbie Turner, and Leon Tallis.

  4. What is the central theme of 'Atonement'?

    The central theme of the book is the consequences of actions and the idea of atonement or making amends for past mistakes.

  5. Is 'Atonement' a love story?

    Yes, 'Atonement' contains elements of a love story, particularly focusing on the complicated relationships between the main characters.