Amsterdam by Ian McEwan Paperback Book


Rent Amsterdam

Author: Ian McEwan

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Random House Inc

Published: Nov 1999

Genre: Fiction - Classics

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 193


On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence. Clive is Britain's most successful modern composer; Vernon is editor of the quality broadsheet The Judge. Gorgeous, feisty Molly had had other lovers, too, notably Julian Garmony, foreign secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister.

In the days that follow Molly's funeral, Clive and Vernon will make a pact with consequences neither has foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits, and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life.

In Amsterdam, a contemporary morality tale that is as profound as it is witty, we have Ian McEwan at his wisest and most wickedly disarming. And why Amsterdam? What happens there to Clive and Vernon is the most delicious climax of a novel brimming with surprises.

Winner of the 1998 Booker Prize

View descriptions at


The Eighth Day
by Thornton Wilder

This new edition of Thornton Wilder's renowned 1967 National Book Award-winning novel features a new foreword by John Updike and an afterword by...

Prodigal Summer
by Barbara Kingsolver

Set in Appalachia, Kingsolver's very pastoral novel tells the stories of three women who live close to the land. A wildlife biologist studying coyotes...

Miss Pettigrew Lives for...
by Winifred Watson

'Why has it taken more than half a century for this wonderful flight of humor to be rediscovered?'-Guardian'The sweetest grown-up book in the...

Anna Karenina (Oprah's...
by Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy's great novel, one of his last works of fiction, tells the story of a harmless flirtation that gradually develops into a destructive passion:...

Revolutionary Road
by Richard Yates

With a new introduction by Richard Ford'A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic.' --William StyronFrom the moment of its...

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Repetitive, indecent, often very funny, it is wonderfully sustained by the author, who achieves all those ancient effects to be got from a hero who is...

Breakfast at Tiffany's
by Truman Capote

This volume includes three of Capote's best-known stories, 'House of Flowers, ' 'A Diamond Guitar, ' and 'A Christmas Memory, ' in addition to his...