Possession

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Product Details

Price
$26.00
Publisher
Everyman's Library
Publish Date
Pages
525
Dimensions
5.18 X 8.21 X 1.26 inches | 1.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780375712357
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About the Author

A. S. Byatt is famed for her short fiction, collected in Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Her full-length novels include the Booker Prize-winning Possession and the trilogy sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower.

Reviews

"A combination of intellectual fireworks and magnetic readability."
--THE GUARDIAN

"An altogether magical performance . . . This is a novel for every taste: a heartbreaking Victorian love story, a take-no-prisoners comedy of contemporary academic life, and an unputdownable supernatural mystery. You turn the last page feeling stunned and elated, happy to have had the chance to read it."
--THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

"This cerebral extravaganza of a story zigzags with unembarrassed zest across an imaginative terrain bristling with symbolism and symmetries, shimmering with myth and legend, and haunted everywhere by presences of the past . . . Possession is eloquent about the intense pleasures of reading. And, with sumptuous artistry, it provides a feast of them."
--THE SUNDAY TIMES (London)

"Gorgeously written . . . Dazzling . . . A tour de force."
--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"A masterpiece of wordplay and adventure."
--LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

"[Possession] remains one of the most popular and admired winners of the Booker Prize . . . [It] engages with its period through virtuoso re-creation of that past's writings in multiple forms . . . The astounding mastery of Possession lies, surely, in the confidence and sweep of its construction of those Victorian voices . . . Few, if any, novels of the time approached the past with such originality and formal daring . . . English literature of the last quarter century would look very different without it."
--from the Introduction by Philip Hensher