Atonement by Ian McEwan

Atonement is a 2001 novel by British author Ian McEwan. It tells the story of protagonist Briony Tallis's crime and how it changes her life, as well as those of her sister Cecilia and her lover Robbie Turner, and her consequential effort to atone.

The 125th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on Top 10 British, Irish or Commonwealth Novels from 1980 to 2005 (The Observer)
  2. - 5th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  3. - 9th on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  4. - 9th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC)
  5. - 13th on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
  6. - 14th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  7. - 15th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  8. - 30th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  9. - 38th on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  10. - 41st on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
  11. - 82nd on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  12. - 97th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  13. - 97th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  14. - The Best Books of the 2000s (The Onion AV Club)
  15. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  16. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  17. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  18. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  19. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)
  20. - Modern classics: 11 novels that belong in the classroom (Today.com)

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First Love, Last Rites: Stories Paperback 862533 $9.86 $1.08 1994
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