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The Sense of an Ending

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world.

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  • "Vom Ende einer Geschichte"
  • "The sense of an ending"@it

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  • "This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all of this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider various things, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world."@en
  • "Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. [Source : 4e de couv.]."
  • "Anthony Webster już na emeryturze, wspomina młodość, która przypadła na lata sześćdziesiąte. Jednym z jego przyjaciół był nieprzeciętnie inteligentny Adrian Finn. Później jednak ich drogi się rozeszły, w czym istotną rolę odegrała pewna kobieta. Po latach Tony otrzymuje nieoczekiwany spadek. Próbując rozszyfrować motywy ofiarodawcy, poznaje tajemnicę, która już na zawsze zburzy jego dobre samopoczucie."
  • "Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate their girl-less adolescence together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit."
  • ""Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, ... contends with a past he never thought much about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present"--Flap p. 1 of cover."
  • "Winner of the 2011 Man Booker PrizeBy an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse. ? This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about?until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he?d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he?d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. ? A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes?s oeuvre."@en
  • "Tony Webster has always made the very reasonable assumption that he could trust his memories, but when he's forced to revisit his past, everything he believes about himself and his life is challenged. The fact is that Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, never gave much thought to his past at all until his closest childhood friends' return with a vengeance -- one of them from the grave and another maddeningly present. Tony thought he'd left all this uncertainly behind as he built a life for himself. Tony has created a very ordinary life for himself that includes the usual trappings of marriage, family, and career. But his marriage has become an amicable divorce, and his career has turned into a comfortable retirement. Presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he'd understood all along, Tony may have to revise his estimation of his own nature and his place in the world. The Sense of an Ending is so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting. With stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, it is a brilliant work and winner of the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary honors. BESTSELLER."
  • "Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider differenct decisions, and to revise his place in the world."@en
  • "Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. They all swore to stay friends for life."@en
  • "By an acclaimed writer at the height of his powers, The Sense of an Ending extends a streak of extraordinary books that began with the best-selling Arthur & George and continued with Nothing to Be Frightened Of and, most recently, Pulse. This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about--until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster thought he'd left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he'd understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world. A novel so compelling that it begs to be read in a single sitting, with stunning psychological and emotional depth and sophistication, The Sense of an Ending is a brilliant new chapter in Julian Barnes's oeuvre. -- Book cover."
  • "Wie sicher ist Erinnerung, wie unveränderlich die eigene Vergangenheit? Tony Webster muss lernen, dass Geschehnisse, die lange zurückliegen und von denen er glaubte, sie nie mehr hinterfragen zu müssen, plötzlich in einem ganz neuen Licht erscheinen. Als Finn Adrian in die Klasse von Tony Webster kommt, schließen die beiden Jungen schnell Freundschaft. Auch später, nach der Schulzeit, bleiben die beiden in Kontakt. Bis die Freundschaft ein jähes Ende findet. Vierzig Jahre später, Tony hat eine Ehe, eine gütliche Trennung und eine Berufskarriere hinter sich, ist er mit sich im Reinen. Doch der Brief eines Anwalts, verbunden mit einer Erbschaft, erwecken plötzlich Zweifel an den vermeintlich sicheren Tatsachen der eigenen Biographie. Je mehr Tony erfährt, desto unsicherer scheint das Erlebte und desto unabsehbarer die Konsequenzen für seine Zukunft. Ein Text mit unglaublichen Wendungen, der den Leser auf eine atemlose Achterbahnfahrt der Spekulationen mitnimmt."
  • "Door een onverwachte erfenis wordt een middelbare man geconfronteerd met zijn niet altijd flatteuze verleden."
  • "On cover: "Premio Man Booker.""
  • "Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove."
  • "Tony Webster, now that he is older, is trying to make sense of some of the ways he has behaved towards other people. He discovers that how he remembers events may not be the same way that others remember them."
  • "Divorced and retired, Tony Webster reconsiders his life and his place in the world after his childhood friends return and he is presented with a mysterious legacy."@en
  • "Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate their girl-less adolescence together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour, and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they swore to stay friends forever. Now Tony is retired, He's had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove."@en
  • "Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world."
  • "Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world."@en
  • "The story of a man coming to terms with the mutable past, Julian Barnes's new novel is laced with his trademark precision, dexterity and insight. It is the work of one of the world's most distinguished writers. Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they navigated the girl drought of gawky adolescence together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they swore to stay friends forever. Until Adrian's life took a turn into tragedy, and all of them, especially Tony, moved on and did their best to forget. Now Tony is in middle age. He's had a career and a marriage, a calm divorce. He gets along nicely, he thinks, with his one child, a daughter, and even with his ex-wife. He's certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer's letter is about to prove. The unexpected bequest conveyed by that letter leads Tony on a dogged search through a past suddenly turned murky. And how do you carry on, contentedly, when events conspire to upset all your vaunted truths?"
  • "Als Adrian Finn in die Klasse von Tony Webster kommt, schliessen die beiden Jungen schnell Freundschaft. Sex und Bücher sind die Hauptthemen, mit denen sie sich befassen, und Tony hat das Gefühl, dass Adrian in allem etwas klüger ist als er. Auch später, nach der Schulzeit, bleiben sie in Kontakt. Bis die Freundschaft ein jähes Ende findet. Vierzig Jahre später - Tony hat eine Ehe, eine gütliche Trennung und eine Berufskarriere hinter sich - ist er mit sich im Reinen. Doch der Brief einer Anwaltskanzlei, verbunden mit einer Erbschaft, erweckt plötzlich Zweifel an den vermeintlich sicheren Tatsachen der eigenen Jugend. Je mehr Tony erfährt, desto unsicherer scheint das Erlebte und desto unabsehbarer die Konsequenzen für seine Zukunft."

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  • "Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)"
  • "Vietnamese language edition"
  • "Psychological fiction"
  • "Psychological fiction"@en
  • "English prose"
  • "Advance copies (Publishing)"@en
  • "Large type books"@en
  • "Psyhological fiction"
  • "Psyhological fiction"@en
  • "Powieść angielska"@pl
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"@he
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Popular literature"
  • "Translations"
  • "Translations"@he
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "General fiction"
  • "Uncorrected proofs (Printing)"@en
  • "Roman anglais"
  • "CD"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Anglické prózy"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en

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  • "The Sense of an Ending"@en
  • "Vom Ende einer Geschichte Roman"
  • "The Sense of an Ending"
  • "Poczucie kresu"@pl
  • "Poczucie kresu"
  • "Nghe mùi kết thúc"
  • "Manfred Zapatka liest Julian Barnes, Vom Ende einer Geschichte ungekürzte Lesung ; MP3-CD mit Daisy-Navigation"
  • "El sentit d'un final"
  • "תחושה של סוף"
  • "<&gt"@he
  • "Teḥushah shel sof"
  • "The sense of an ending [a novel]"
  • "Når noget slutter"@da
  • "O sentido dun final"
  • "Smisel konca"@sl
  • "Vom Ende einer Geschichte : Roman"
  • "Vědomí konce"
  • "Nghe mùi kêt thúc"
  • "The sense of an ending : [a novel]"
  • "Il senso di una fine"@it
  • "Il senso di una fine"
  • "O sentido de um fim"
  • "The sense of an ending"
  • "The sense of an ending"@en
  • "Känslan av ett slut"
  • "The Sense of an ending"
  • "Kuin jokin päättyisi"
  • "Manfred Zapatka liest Julian Barnes, Vom Ende einer Geschichte ungekürzte Lesung"
  • "Fornemmelsen for slutten"
  • "Предчувствие конца"
  • "Når noget slutter "ROMANKASSE""@da
  • "Une fille, qui danse : roman"
  • "Osjećaj kraja : [roman]"
  • "Predchuvstvie kont︠s︡a"
  • "El sentido de un final"
  • "El sentido de un final"@es
  • "Alsof het voorbij is"
  • "Osjećaj kraja : roman"
  • "Une fille, qui danse"

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