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Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize--the U.K.'s highest literary award--Possession is a gripping and compulsively readable novel. A.S. Byatt exquisitely renders a setting rich in detail and texture. Her lush imagery weaves together the dual worlds that appear throughout the novel--the worlds of the mind and the senses, of male and female, of darkness and light, of truth and imagination--into an enchanted and unforgettable tale of love and intrigue. --Lisa Whipple
I first read the book five years ago and have re-read it several times since.
It is an excellent story but what is truly remarkable about this novel is that Ms. Byatt has also added large chunks of these poets' literary works.
Reading like a lover of good writing, great books, and a lover of Literature is what I am interested in.
A wonderfully literary love story A. S. Byatt's prose is always a delight. One does not want the story to come to a close.Published 6 days ago by discriminating reader
It's sure better than the movie by far, but I was rather disappointed with the ending. After all the complexity, it was a let down.Published 9 days ago by roseroberta
I loved this book, but I have to admit, I skipped over most of the poetry. I just could not get though it. I should go back and read it again, I am sure I went though it too fast. Read morePublished 14 days ago by patricia c kelly
Astonishing in its lyricism, proficiency of language in all its facets. When I read such a novel, and I must say I have not ever read anything in contemporary literature with the... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Mrs.58
This is a complex story with many love stories intertwined. I enjoyed the fantastic treasure hunt for the ultimate answer, the many lover letters, that lead the characters all... Read morePublished 1 month ago by karen taylor
Beautifully written. Hypnotic once you get into the rhythm of the languages and vocabularies used then and now. Also lots of fun!Published 1 month ago by CVTruth
i just finished this novel and miss it like an old friend. It is quite long and intrigued me enough to turn off the TV, forget the emails and slip totally into this novel, a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara B.
This is a book to be read slowly, so you live it rather than just read it. A great romance and great writing. Those who love words will love this book.Published 1 month ago by Linda Weaver
She is perfect for what I need as I look for English authors who write with high, elegant, poetic style. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ibrahim