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Possession: A Romance (Paperback)

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National Bestseller
 
Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets. As they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany—what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas. 

An exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an intellectual mystery, and a triumphant love story. This tale of a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets became a huge bookseller favorite, and then on to national bestellerdom.

About the Author


A. S. Byatt, a distinguished critic and author, was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge; Bryn Mawr College; and Somerville College, Oxford. In 1999 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her other works include Possession, The Biographer's Tale, and The Matisse Stories, among many others.

Praise For…


“Gorgeously written ... dazzling ... a tour de force.” —The New York Times Book Review

“What a book! This is a novel for every taste.... An altogether magical performance.” —The Washington Post Book World

“A masterpiece of wordplay and adventure, a novel that compares with Stendhal and Joyce.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“A genuine winner ... original and unforgettable.” —Time

“The most dazzling novel of the year.” —USA Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679735908
ISBN-10: 0679735909
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: October 1st, 1991
Pages: 576
Language: English