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The fortieth anniversary edition of McEwan’s first published work, now with an introduction from the author

The fortieth anniversary edition of Ian McEwan's first book, now with an introduction from the author

Forty years on from first publication, these stories display McEwan’s dazzling early talent. Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, they are stories of sex and loneliness, adolescence and incest, love and murder, and they linger in the mind long after they are finished.

This special edition includes a piece by the author on how he came to write First Love, Last Rites and rare archive material including manuscript pages, early publicity material and the cover of the first edition.

Reviews

Marks the debut of a talented and genuinely imaginative writer

Julian Barnes, New Statesman

As promising a first collection of stories as I have ever come across

Vogue

Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... It is a tour-de-force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner

Gabriele Annan, Times Literary Supplement

And now for a brand new writer of formidable talent, Ian McEwan who is 27. His stories First Love, Last Rites…are the most devastating debut I have seen for a long time

Peter Lewis, Daily Mail

A brilliant debut by the most promising writer around

A. Alvarez, Observer Books of the Year

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099754817

    November 2, 2015

    Vintage

    208 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409089926

    July 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    176 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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    • eBooks
    • Google Play
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Also by Ian McEwan

Nutshell
On Chesil Beach (Vintage Summer)
The Children Act
Sweet Tooth
Solar
For You
On Chesil Beach
Saturday
Rose Blanche
Atonement
Amsterdam
Black Dogs
The Innocent
Enduring Love
The Child In Time
The Cement Garden
In Between the Sheets
The Comfort Of Strangers
The Daydreamer

Recommendations

To Kill A Mockingbird
The Handmaid's Tale
Norwegian Wood
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
Emma
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
Paris For One And Other Stories
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Mistress
The Bone Collection
Two Brothers