On Chesil Beach Summary
Ian McEwan

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On Chesil Beach Overview

Ian McEwan's novella On Chesil Beach is the intimate story of Florence and Edward, two young lovers whose relationship comes to hang in the balance, though mere hours have passed since their wedding. Through a series of flashbacks, the reader comes to see how these two naive souls have arrived at such an impasse, in part due to their residence within the setting of early 1960s Britain, but also owing to traumas in their respective pasts. The novella focuses on themes such as sexual abuse, repression, shame, secrecy, and fate.

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