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Possession - a book by Everyman


A Romance

Possession( )
Author: Everyman's Library Staff,
Byatt, A. S.
Introduction by: Hensher, Philip
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Everyman's Library
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

A. S. Byatt's beloved novel--winner of the Booker Prize and an international best seller--is a spellbinding intellectual mystery and an utterly transfixing love story. Roland Michell and Maud Bailey are young academics in the 1980s researching the lives of two Victorian literary figures: the major poet Randolph Henry Ash and the lesser-known "fairy poetess" Christabel LaMotte. After coming across hints of a long-buried and potentially explosive secret in the poets'...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.29 x 8.29 x 1.26 Inches
Book Weight:1.34 Pounds
Author Biography
Everyman's Library Staff (Author)
A.S. Byatt was born on August 24, 1936 in Sheffield, England. She received a B.A. from Newnham College, Cambridge in 1957, did graduate study at Bryn Mawr College from 1957-58, and attended Somerville College, Oxford from 1958-59. She was a staff member in the extra-mural department at the University of London from 1962-71. From 1968-69, she was also a part-time lecturer in the liberal studies department of the Central School of Art and Design, London. She was a lecturer at University College from 1972-80 and then senior lecturer from 1981-83.

She became a full-time writer in 1983. Her works include The Biographer's Tale, The Virgin in the Garden, Babel Tower, A Whistling Woman, and The Children's Book. She also wrote numerous collections of short stories including Sugar and Other Stories, The Matisse Stories, The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, Elementals, and Little Black Book of Stories. Byatt received the English Speaking Union fellowship in 1957-58, the Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1983, the Silver Pen Award for Still Life, and the Booker Prize for Possession: A Romance in 1990.


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