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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 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Excellent story. Rich vibrant language. Best book I have read in years. RobPublished 15 days ago by robmohr
A.S.Byatt is first rate. This is such an intriguing book It interweaves a slowly developing love story amid Victorian poetry and a mystery involving a famous long-dead Victorian... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Meg
This is an engrossing, imaginative and sometimes breathtaking work. It tells the story of two couples -- 19th century poets, and contemporary literary researchers. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C H Miller
I had no idea that I would enjoy this novel as much as I did. It combines the elegance of the Romantic era poets with the pragmatism of the modern investigators. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Agnes Barba, MSW
Very occasionally you run across a novel in which everything goes almost mysteriously right--the author finds a story, a terrain, a tone exactly suited to her gifts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Glenn J. Shea
How amazing is this book?
I've read it twice, and I was awed each time.
The language and careful sentences are just breathtaking. Because of this book, A. S. Read more
This is NOT an easy read, unless you are conversant in Victorian poetry and literature, and the classics...
And it is NOT a romance in the modern sense. Read more