On Chesil Beach Summary
Ian McEwan

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This short novel is set in the early 1960’s, and is the richly detailed story of the beginning, and ending, of a marriage. As violinist Florence and historian Edward struggle to manage their very different perspectives on, and expectations of, their first sexual encounter, they recall the sequence of events that brought them there and, at times, imagine their futures. As the narrative explores its core thematic interest in different perspectives on physical intimacy, it does so in relation to additional thematic considerations of the relationship between past and present, and of the impact of shame and self-pressure on intimate relationships.

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