Ian McEwan – Atonement – First Edition 2001, Signed


A first edition, signed copy of the 2001 bestselling novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Widely considered McEwan’s best work, the book was famously adapted into the 2007 film starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

Jonathan Cape, 2001. Hardback. Near-fine condition.

“On a hot summer day in 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’ s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives.

As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.”