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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.
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 12 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 20 days 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 1 month ago by Ibrahim
The book I would take with me on a desert island. Imaginative, well researched, beautifully written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SusanH
This is a writer. Possession should be required reading for students of the English language, and an absolute for English lit majors..Published 2 months ago by Marge's Opinion
this author is so talented, total english nerd heaven by reading this book. total romance and love it. highly reccomend everyone to read thisPublished 2 months ago by Bethany