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Possession 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 S Ances To The Fairy Haunted Far West Of Brittany What Emerges Is An Extraordinary Counterpoint Of Passions And IdeasMan Booker Prize Winner

About the Author: A.S. Byatt

A.S Byatt Antonia Susan Byatt is internationally known for her novels and short stories Her novels include the Booker Prize winner Possession, The Biographer s Tale and the quartet, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, and her highly acclaimed collections of short stories include Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye, Elementals and her most recent book Little Black Book of Stories A distinguished critic as well as a writer of fiction, A S Byatt was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.BYATT, Dame Antonia Susan , Dame Antonia Duffy , DBE 1999 CBE 1990 FRSL 1983 Chevalier de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres France , 2003 , writer born 24 Aug 1936 Daughter of His Honour John Frederick Drabble, QC and late Kathleen Marie BloorByatt has famously been engaged in a long running feud with her novelist sister, Margaret Drabble, over the alleged appropriation of a family tea set in one of her novels The pair seldom see each other and each does not read the books of the other.Married1st, 1959, Ian Charles Rayner Byatt Sir I C R Byatt marriage dissolved 1969 one daughter one son deceased 2nd, 1969, Peter John Duffy two daughters.EducationSheffield High School The Mount School, York Newnham College, Cambridge BA Hons Hon Fellow 1999 Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA Somerville College, Oxford.Academic Honours Hon Fellow, London Inst., 2000 Fellow UCL, 2004Hon DLitt Bradford, 1987 DUniv York, 1991 Durham, 1991 Nottingham, 1992 Liverpool, 1993 Portsmouth, 1994 London, 1995 Sheffield, 2000 Kent 2004 Hon LittD Cambridge, 1999PrizesThe PEN Macmillan Silver Pen Of Fiction prize, 1986 for STILL LIFEThe Booker Prize, 1990, for POSSESSIONIrish Times Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize, 1990 for POSSESSIONThe Eurasian section of Best Book in Commonwealth Prize, 1991 for POSSESSIONPremio Malaparte, Capri, 1995 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, California, 1998 for THE DJINN IN THE NIGHTINGALE S EYEShakespeare Prize, Toepfer Foundation, Hamburg, 2002 Publications The Shadow of the Sun, 1964 Degrees of Freedom, 1965 reprinted as Degrees of Freedom the early novels of Iris Murdoch, 1994 The Game, 1967 Wordsworth and Coleridge in their Time, 1970 reprinted as Unruly Times Wordsworth and Coleridge in their Time, 1989 Iris Murdoch 1976The Virgin in the Garden, 1978 GEORGE ELIOT Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings , 1979 editor Still Life, 1985Sugar and Other Stories, 1987 George Eliot selected essays, 1989 editor Possession a romance, 1990Robert Browning s Dramatic Monologues, 1990 editor Passions of the Mind, essays , 1991 Angels and Insects novellae ,1992The Matisse Stories short stories ,1993 The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye five fairy stories, 1994Imagining Characters, 1995 joint editor New Writing 4, 1995 joint editor Babel Tower, 1996 New Writing 6, 1997 joint editor The Oxford Book of English Short Stories, 1998 editor Elementals Stories of fire and ice short stories , 1998 The Biographer s Tale, 2000 On Histories and Stories essays , 2000 Portraits in Fiction, 2001 The Bird Hand Book, 2001 Photographs by Victor Schrager Text By AS Byatt A Whistling Woman, 2002Little

10 thoughts on “Possession

  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    That was. not what I was expecting this time.I have to admit, I did not approach this book this time around with what I would consider pure motives I wasn t in it to find things I had never found before, to revisit a personal classic to explore ideas that I had left behind for the time when I was ready to connect with them in the way that they de

  2. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    A honking great piece of literary self gratification, a novel about writers all novels about writers should be given a concrete overcoat , a grand excuse for A S Byatt to dazzle us with some fancy ventriloquism, and yes you can feel the throb of the author s perfervid intelligence like a lawnmower hacking away at the tough grass at the edge of the lawn bu

  3. Warwick Warwick says:

    OK I have to say something People keep writing reviews of this book and talking about how it was great except for all the boring poems which they skipped through.READ THE POETRY, PEOPLE What s the matter with everyone They re actually rather good, they are full of plot clues, and, duh, they re a key part of the novel you re reading I mean what is going on here Do

  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    Literary critics make natural detectives I loved this novel I know there are plenty of arguments against it, but to me, it summed up my life in the grey zone between reality lived and consumed in fiction Whoever was caught by the passion of reading a love story that is inexhausible, lifelong, passionate, and thus unlike most love stories between people will recognise the t

  5. Marjorie Hakala Marjorie Hakala says:

    A while ago I said to myself, I m going to payattention to doing things that make me happy So I m going to cookcreatively and readfantasy, because I keep forgetting I like those things Then I started reading Possession The happiness project got put on the back burner until I was ready to emerge from the Victorian melancholia, which placed demands on my time too great to allow for p

  6. Jennifer (aka EM) Jennifer (aka EM) says:

    Too much work for too little reward.I read somewhere that if you pick up a book, and you re not enjoying it by either a your age if you are under 50 or b 100 minus your age if you are over 50 , you should abandon it and move on There is too much to read and life is too short to be spent reading bad books.I think this applies particularly to books in that grey zone, where you can tell the wr

  7. Dolors Dolors says:

    Stolen snapshots that defy the laws of space and time Past.A poet observes a mystical creature, half woman half mermaid, scouting cliffs and creeks, bathing in unruly seas and still ponds, getting drenched in the cascade of his flowing words The ache of losing God is not so acute when intellect is met with incandescent creativity Or with unrestrained love His gentle curiosity breathes life into iner

  8. Duane Duane says:

    Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1990.Giving this book 5 stars was not ever in doubt for me This is one of the most remarkable books I ve ever read I m a romantic, I admit I love art and art history I love good historical fiction But all that combined still does not make a good book A.S Byatt pulls all this together with the most important aspect of any book, great writing But she adds something else also,

  9. Cecily Cecily says:

    Like many biographies this was as much about its author as its subject. AS Byatt has characters describing biography as a form of religion a form of ancestor worship She is a novelist who loves the academic approach to biography, applied to fiction and semi fiction, creating po mo metafiction that is rich in texture and research, but which can be a little hard for mortals to digest There are two main timelines here

  10. Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) Captain Sir Roddy, R.N. (Ret.) says:

    I just finished reading A.S Byatt s novel, Possession, again for about the fourth time It has been several years since I last read it, and I have to say that I saw it in a completely new light It is a literary masterpiece that is exquisitely plotted and written This time around I very carefully studied the epigraphs leading off most of the chapters and all of the beautiful poetry included in the text I don t know that I gave

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