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by Ian McEwan

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Author:
Ian McEwan
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978-0099520825
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0099520826
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So they were eating in their rooms before the partially open French windows that gave onto a balcony and a view of a portion of the English Channel, and Chesil Beach with its infinite shingle.

ONE. They were young, educated, and both virgins on this, their wedding night, and they lived in a time when a conversation about sexual difficulties was plainly impossible. But it is never easy. So they were eating in their rooms before the partially open French windows that gave onto a balcony and a view of a portion of the English Channel, and Chesil Beach with its infinite shingle. Two youths in dinner jackets served them from a trolley parked outside in the corridor, and their comings and goings through what was generally known as the honeymoon suite made the waxed oak boards squeak comically against the silence.

New York: Anchor Books, 2008. After the Victorians: The Historical Turning Point in McEwan's On Chesil Beach" Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 5. (2012): 82-91. London: Vintage, 2008. Marco de Waard, "Redemptive Realism?

On Chesil Beach is a 2007 novel/novella by British writer Ian McEwan. The novel was selected for the 2007 Booker Prize shortlist

On Chesil Beach is a 2007 novel/novella by British writer Ian McEwan. The novel was selected for the 2007 Booker Prize shortlist. The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Jonathan Yardley placed On Chesil Beach on his top ten for 2007, praising McEwan's writing and saying that "even when he's in a minor mode, as he is here, he is nothing short of amazing".

On Chesil Beach book. 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 McEwan-a story of lives transformed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.

On Chesil Beach is no exception, writes Tim Adams. Ian McEwan's story exists exactly in that hinterland in British courtship between repression and licence, the Lawrence litigation and 'Love Me Do'. It is July of 1962 and Edward Mayhew and Florence Ponting, he an ardent graduate historian, she the tremulous lead violinist in a string quartet with aspirations to Wigmore Hall, both 22, have just got married in Oxford.

McEwan’s books have the air of thrillers even when, as in On Chesil Beach, he seems to have systematically replaced . The first stone on McEwan’s new beach indulges his radical efficiency with a hook.

McEwan’s books have the air of thrillers even when, as in On Chesil Beach, he seems to have systematically replaced mortal stakes - death and its attendant horrors - with risks of embarrassment, chagrin and regret. The first stone on McEwan’s new beach indulges his radical efficiency with a hook

A Modern Greek Tragedy McEwan's On Chesil Beach is a wonderful story of expectations, maturity, communication, and lost chances

In its sepia sentimentality and hyperbolic prurience, McEwan's book manages not to reflect a bygone era, but to belong to one entirely. On Chesil Beach leaves the reader, like its two confused, disgusted and recriminating characters, utterly unfulfilled. The Guardian - Natasha Walter. A Modern Greek Tragedy McEwan's On Chesil Beach is a wonderful story of expectations, maturity, communication, and lost chances. At the same time, the hero (if that is what he is?), Edward, is tragic.

Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2007. Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist, 2007. New York Times Notable Book, 2007. On their wedding day, a young couple-Florence, daughter of an Oxford academic and a successful businessman, and Edward, an earnest history student with little experience of women-looks forward to the future while worrying about their upcoming wedding night.

On Chesil Beach: A Novel - First 1st . On Chelsie Beach was an engrossing and enjoyable book. Short, but packed with sensitive writing about a delicate subject in a particular time. He seems able to write both the male and female characters with equal ease and without cliche, and renders the joys and pain of love, the agony of uncertainty, and the sense deep loss and regret with great depth of understanding.

It is june 1962 in a hotel on the dorset coast, overlooking chesil beach, edward and florence, who got married that morning, are sitting down to dinner in their room neither is entirely able to suppress their anxieties about the wedding night to come... on chesil beach is another masterwork from ian mcewan - a story about how the entire course of a life can be changed by a gesture not made or a word not spoken
  • Here a few thoughts about Chesyl Beach, a novel a I read years ago.
    1) The two main characters are well described. Their inner complex lives, their past lack of experiences, in particular their sexual innocence and naivety are quite credible in the period when the novel takes place.
    2) The fact that there are only two characters makes the plot very dense and tight. One cannot escape the tragic climax that looms inevitably between or above or below the two heroes, who know so little about each other and about themselves.
    3) The action switches constantly from the present to the past and between the two lives of the main characters. In this way the reader, who obviously knows a lot more In his / her vantage point about them is lead by the omniscient narrator forward and backward inexorably in the inevitable destructive course of the novel, which has a tragic touch in the antique Greek sense of the term. The action reminds me of the virgin journey of the Titanic towards the iceberg in the Atlantic.
    4) After the great clash between the two, after their devastating encounter, their final departure from Chesyl Beach, the actions takes up incredible speed. In the last chapter the biography of the two lives with their two different trajectories is telescoped into very few pages. While the first part of the book is narrated at very slow pace, the second part brings together 20 , 30, 40 years, in fact the whole biography/destiny. The reader gets to know only the very gist of the two plots and has no possibility any more to keep in emotional touch with the two main characters, to sympathize with them. I have unfortunately forgotten their two names since, as I have already mentioned before, it is such a long time that I read the novel the first and only time.

  • A beautiful novella from the very first word until the next-to-last page. Then: it is stunning. The final page is perhaps one of the most amazing pieces of writing I have ever read. Poetic and fraught with emotion, it struck me to the core -- I probably spent almost as much time re-reading it because it was so precise and symphonic as I spent on the rest of the piece. I could go back and read it again as many times. It's a lesson for all but also a most fitting ending to the story. Swoon.

  • On Chelsie Beach was an engrossing and enjoyable book. Short, but packed with sensitive writing about a delicate subject in a particular time. He seems able to write both the male and female characters with equal ease and without cliche, and renders the joys and pain of love, the agony of uncertainty, and the sense deep loss and regret with great depth of understanding.

  • Wonderful story beautiful writing. I was so surprised by the ending I did not expect that at all. Can't wait to see the movie!

  • A very interesting novel set on one location yet moves back and forward in time. Intimate, detailed and very rich descriptions are given of the two characters to create a very touching, evocative, thought provoking story.

  • Sad, existential tale of a marriage that crumbles on the couple’s wedding night. The damage might have been repaired, but isn’t due to what is not said as well as what is said. That’s what the crux of the story is - it’s about how many things happen on our lives because of the words that go unspoken. I’m eager to see how this is interpreted on the large screen.

  • I have never read a book quite like this, it has made me stop and think, "what if"? I grew up in the 1960's, so I can easily relate to that era, but in America, not England. Thank you to the author for a story that built ever so slowly to a totally different climax that I was definitely not expecting! A book that will stay with me for a long time.

  • Beautifully written exploration of inner turmoil and how the inability to expose one's innermost self even to the one loved most can lead to tragedy.