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Possession : Vintage Classic : Winner of the 1990 Man Booker Prize - A S Byatt

Possession : Vintage Classic

Winner of the 1990 Man Booker Prize

By: A S Byatt

Paperback

Published: May 2009
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
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Winner of the Booker Prize

Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets.Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time.

About the Author

A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story writer and critic.Her most recent novel, outside this tetralogy, is THE BIOGRAPHER'S TALE. Educated at York and Newnham College, Cambridge, she taught at the Central School of Art and Design, and was Senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full- time writer in 1983. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.

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4.0

beautifully written

By wombat

from blue mountains

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Great For Any Age
  • Timeless

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    • Anybody

    Comments about Possession:

    I don't know why this says this is a teenage novel. I loved it and I'm well beyond that. This book is romantic, mysterious and beautifully written. I couldn't put it down.

    Comment on this review

    "As always, Byatt wields beautiful prose, and the mix of prose and poetry gives the book a sensuality as mysterious as anything in the plot" "Intelligent, ingenious and humane" Times Literary Supplement "A combination of intellectual fireworks and magnetic readability" Guardian

    ISBN: 9780099503927
    ISBN-10: 0099503921
    Audience: General
    For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
    For Grades: 10 - 12
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 528
    Published: May 2009
    Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 12.9  x 3.0
    Weight (kg): 0.36

    A S Byatt

    A.S. Byatt (Antonia S. Byatt) is internationally known for her novels and short stories. Her novels include the Booker Prize-winning 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.

    Daughter of His Honour John Frederick Drabble, QC and late Kathleen Marie Bloor

    Married
    1st, 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.

    Education
    Sheffield High School; The Mount School, York; Newnham College, Cambridge (BA Hons; Hon. Fellow 1999); Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA; Somerville College, Oxford.

    Visit A S Byatt's Booktopia Author Page