Imagen del editor


Ian McEwan

Editorial: Jonathan Cape, London, 2005
ISBN 10: 0224072994 / ISBN 13: 9780224072991
Usado / Hardcover / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Anulios Books (Swansea, Reino Unido)
Disponible en otras librerías
Ver todos  los ejemplares de este libro
Añadir al carrito
Precio: EUR 75,25
Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 19,05
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Guardar para más tarde

Sobre el libro

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Saturday

Editorial: Jonathan Cape, London

Año de publicación: 2005

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: 1st.


First edition, First impression, VG to Fine copy. SIGNED. N° de ref. de la librería P108

Sobre este título:

Valoración del libro brindada por GoodReads:
3,61 valoración promedio
(46.054 valoraciones)

Sinopsis: Saturday, February 15, 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man - a successful neurosurgeon, the devoted husband of Rosalind, a newspaper lawyer, and proud father of two grown-up children, one a promising poet, the other a talented blues musician. Unusually, he wakes before dawn, drawn to the window of his bedroom and filled with a growing unease. What troubles him as he looks out at the night sky is the state of the world - the impending war against Iraq, a gathering pessimism since 9/11, and a fear that his city, its openness and diversity, and his happy family life are under threat. Later, Perowne makes his way to his weekly squash game through London streets filled with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors. A minor car accident brings him into a confrontation with Baxter, a fidgety, aggressive, young man, on the edge of violence. To Perowne's professional eye, there appears to be something profoundly wrong with him. Towards the end of a day rich in incident and filled with Perowne's celebrations of life's pleasures - music, food, love, the exhilarations of sport and the satisfactions of exacting work - his family gathers for a reunion. But with the sudden appearance of Baxter, Perowne's earlier fears seem about to be realised. Ian McEwan's last novel, Atonement, was hailed as a masterpiece all over the world. Saturday shares its confident, graceful prose and its remarkable perceptiveness, but is perhaps even more dramatically compelling, showing how life can change in an instant, for better or for worse. It is the work of a writer at the very height of his powers.

Críticas: The critical response to Saturday must be making Ian McEwan a very happy man (not that his virtually unassailable position as Britain’s leading novelist has been in doubt). While contemporaries (and rivals) Martin Amis and Will Self have had much more hit-or-miss records recently, each new McEwan novel gleans a host of plaudits, and Atonement has been generally hailed as his masterpiece. Saturday may not enjoy quite such acclaim, but it’s a remarkably accomplished piece of work, as richly drawn and characterised as anything he has written.

McEwan's protagonist is neurosurgeon Henry Perowne, a man comfortably ensconced in an enviable upper middle class existence. His wife is a successful newspaper lawyer, his daughter Daisy a budding poet. But as he wakes one Saturday morning and witnesses a plane accident through his window, he is not yet aware that this is a harbinger of a sustained assault on all that he holds dear. It’s a McEwan trademark to begin his novels with a striking or violent rupture of everyday existence, but this opening is a prelude to his most impressively sustained narrative yet. It’s the publication day of Henry’s daughter's poetry collection, but a chance encounter with a drunken trio emerging from a lap-dancing club ends violently, even as a march against the war in Iraq streams past nearby. And this encounter with the menacing Baxter, main antagonist of the group, is to have fateful consequences. As Saturday progresses, Henry is forced to examine every aspect of his life and beliefs, not least his attitude to the war.

Unlike many of his peers, McEwan is not content to reduce the issues of the war to simple opposition, in which Tony Blair is characterised as a war criminal. Henry has treated a victim of Saddam's brutality, and although a comic encounter with the Prime Minister himself is a highlight of the book, both Henry (and his creator) are obliged to consider the complex skein of the conflict from all sides. While there are missteps (the poetic daughter, Daisy, is thinly drawn), McEwan's invigorating and trenchant novel is an unmissable experience. --Barry Forshaw

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Librería y condiciones de venta

Opciones de pago

Esta librería acepta las siguientes opciones de pago:

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • Cheque
  • Dinero en Efectivo
  • Débito Directo (Pago Personalmente Autorizado)
  • Factura
  • Giro Postal
  • Letra de Cambio
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Transferencia Bancaria
  • Visa

[Buscar en el catálogo de esta librería]

[Todos los libros de esta librería]

[Hacer una pregunta a la librería]

Librería: Anulios Books
Dirección: Swansea, Reino Unido

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 11 de septiembre de 2014
Valoración librería: Valoración 5 estrellas

Condiciones de venta:

Tarquin Rees
Anulios Books
c/Bailen 242, Barcelona 08037, Catalunya, Spain
+34 658 668 731

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

Condiciones de envío:

Orders usually ship within 3 business days. ALL BOOKS ARE SENT IN CUSTOM PROTECTIVE BOXES AND BUBBLEWRAPPED AND SENT RECORDED DELIVERY, INCLUSIVE IN RATES. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required - similarly we can offer cheaper shipping than the average quoted on books in the SPECIAL OFFERS category and certain others. Please contact us for further information.

Descripción de la librería: We are a specialist in rare and collectable books with a particular interest in signed modern firsts, hypermodern fiction, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Occult/esoteric interest.