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On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper’s son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony’s sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl’s scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life.

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The play, for which Briony had designed the posters, programmes and tickets, constructed the sales booth out of a folding screen tipped on its side, and lined the collection box in red crepe paper, was written by her in a two-day tempest of composition, causing her to miss a breakfast and a lunch.
added by Lisa. "first sentence."

28 editions First published in 2001

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Atonement
November 6, 2007, Vintage Canada
Paperback in English
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Atonement
2007, Anchor Books
Paperback in English - Movie Tie-In Edition
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Atonement: a novel
2007, Anchor Books
in English
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Atonement (Movie-Tie In)
September 2007, Recorded Books
Audio CD in English
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Atonement
September 30, 2006, Prentice Hall (UK)
Paperback in English
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Atonement
April 18, 2006, Phoenix Audio
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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Abbitte
2006, SPIEGEL-Verlag
Hardcover in German - ungekürzte Lizenzausgabe
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Atonement
January 2005, Recorded Books
Audio CD in English
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Atonement
May 5, 2005, Vintage
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Atonement
May 5, 2005, Vintage
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Искупление
2004, АСТ
Hardcover in Russian
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Abbitte
2004, Diogenes
Paperback in German
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Espiazione
2003, Einaudi
in Italian
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Atonement: A Novel
February 25, 2003, Anchor
in English
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Atonement
2003, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
eBook in English
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Atonement
February 1, 2003, Rebound by Sagebrush
Library Binding in English
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Expiacao
2002, Gradiva
in Portuguese
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Expiación
2002, Editorial Anagrama
in Spanish
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Atonement
2002, Vintage
in English
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Atonement: a novel
2002, N.A. Talese/Doubleday
in English - 1st ed. in the U.S.A.
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Atonement
2002, Thorndike Press, Chivers Press
Hardcover in English - Large print edition
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Atonement
2002, Vintage Canada
in English - Vintage Canada ed.
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Abbitte
2002, Diogenes
Hardcover in German
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Atonement
2001, Jonathan Cape
in English
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The atonement
2001, A.A. Knopf Canada
in English
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Atonement
2001, QPD
in English
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Atonement: A Novel
2003 March, Anchor Books
Paperback in English - First Anchor Books Edition
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Atonement
2007 November, Anchor Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - First Anchor Books Mass-Market Edition; Movie Tie-IN

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