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On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

Hardcover

General Fiction

ISBN10: 0385522401
ISBN13: 9780385522403
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Published: Jun 1 2007
Pages: 208
Weight: 0.60
Height: 0.00 Width: 0.00 Depth: 0.90
Language: English
Awards: ALA Notable Books, Man Booker Prize

A novel of remarkable depth and poignancy from one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.
It is July 1962. Florence is a talented musician who dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, an earnest young history student at University College of London, who unexpectedly wooed and won her heart. Newly married that morning, both virgins, Edward and Florence arrive at a hotel on the Dorset coast. At dinner in their rooms they struggle to suppress their worries about the wedding night to come. Edward, eager for rapture, frets over Florence's response to his advances and nurses a private fear of failure, while Florence's anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by sheer disgust at the idea of physical contact, but dreads disappointing her husband when they finally lie down together in the honeymoon suite.

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