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Possession - A.S. Byatt
Possession
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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.... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679735908 (0679735909)
ASIN: 679735909
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 555
Edition language: English
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Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
5.0 A. S. Byatt's Possession - Great, but not perfect
I first read this book around 20 years ago, and I loved it then. Reading it now, and knowing the ending, I enjoyed it even more. But . . . . It wasn't as perfect this time around as the first. The diminution of my enjoyment wasn't due to knowing the ending but rather to knowing more -- much mo...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it
5.0 Full review to follow
I finished this last night but need a day or so to put all my thoughts in order. Many, many layers to this one. Although I give it five stars, it's more like 4.75.
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
5.0 Possession by A.S. Byatt
I don't even know where to begin with this book. I bought a used copy from Abebooks because it's on my Round 2 Classics Club list, and I've been meaning to reread it. I read it for the first time decades ago, around the time that it won the Booker Prize. I remember really loving it when I first read...
Major Leser
Major Leser rated it
3.0 Possession
3.8 stars really for minor imperfections in the whole 'detective' plot but it's still a dazzling novel for readers written by a passionate reader. I liked the French Lieutenant's Woman better (even though on the whole it's a less polished novel). Can someone write a properly introspective, feminist...
Electric Library
Electric Library rated it
3.5 Review | Possession, A. S. Byatt | 3.5 Stars
A. S. Byatt’s Possession is a deeply peculiar book. It won the Booker Prize when it was published in 1990, and as the Booker judges and I tend to have similar taste and the blurb intrigued me, I decided to give this one a go. How to describe Possession? Possession is what you might get if Dan Brow...
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