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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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.
"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
For Ages: 14 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: May 2009
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 12.9 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.362