Ian McEwan's Enduring Love

A Routledge Study Guide

by Peter Childs

Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

Ian McEwan is one of Britain's most inventive and important contemporary writers. Also adapted as a film, his novel Enduring Love (1997) is a tale of obsession that has both troubled and enthralled readers around the world. Renowned author Peter Childs explores the intricacies of this haunting novel to offer:

  • an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Enduring Love
  • a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present
  • a selection of new and reprinted critical essays on Enduring Love, by Kiernan Ryan, Sean Matthews, Martin Randall, Paul Edwards, Rhiannon Davies and Peter Childs, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section
  • cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
  • suggestions for further reading.

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Enduring Love and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds it.


  • Taylor and Francis; December 2006
  • ISBN: 9781134282425
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Ian McEwan's Enduring Love
  • Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
  • Author: Peter Childs
  • Imprint: Routledge