When was the book Atonement written?

Atonement cover
AuthorIan McEwan
Publication date2001
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages371 pp

What time period is Atonement?

In England in 1935, precocious 13-year-old Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) lives on her family’s country estate with her mother and sister, Cecilia (Keira Knightley).

What is Atonement by Ian McEwan about?

Atonement Summary. Briony Tallis is a literary, self-important 13-year-old who lives in an English country estate in 1935. Her cousins, 15-year-old Lola Quincey and 9-year-old twins Jackson and Pierrot Quincey, are coming to stay with the Tallises because their parents are embroiled in a divorce.

What happens to Robbie at the end of part one?

Robbie is taken to prison, despite the protests of Grace Turner (his mother) and Cecilia, who pledges her love and promises to wait for him. The novel now jumps several years to 1940. Robbie has been released from prison to join the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) fighting in France against the Nazis.

Why does Briony become a nurse?

As said by Cecilia, Briony took nursing as a “penance” (pg 199) to ask for forgiveness from Robbie and her sister.

How old is Briony in Atonement?

Briony Tallis is a thirteen-year-old girl in 1935 England. She is an aspiring writer and is obsessed with telling stories. Briony is curious, inquisitive, and meticulous in her work.

Is Atonement the movie similar to the book?

The movie is the same. Thankfully, it speeds things up a bit, although it would be fair to say that Briony is made into more of a main character at the ward in the movie whereas, in the book, it focuses on her transition to a background character, which is kind of the whole point of her assuming that career path.

Where was Atonement filmed?

Set in the rolling South Shropshire countryside, a late Victorian mansion and family home famous for being the location in the motion picture ‘Atonement’.

When was Atonement first published?



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