When mild-mannered and unremarkable academic Roland Mitchell stumbles upon a letter written by Victorian poet Randolph Ash to a mysterious woman with whom he seems to be infatuated, he is determined to uncover the truth. Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize, Possession defies categorization. Rich in symmetry and symbolism, brimming over with myth, poetry and fairy tale, Byatt's masterpiece is part literary detective story, part academic satire and part historical novel. At its heart, however, is a compelling romance that draws the reader into the mirrored worlds of two couples, past and present, and explores the nature of obsession, possession and love.
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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. 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. Her most recent novel is The Children's Book. ABOUT THE INTRODUCER: Novelist, critic and journalist Philip Hensher was named one of Granta's Best 20 Young British Novelists in 2003. His 1996 novel, Kitchen Venom, won the Somerset Maugham Award, and The Northern Clemency was shortlisted for the 2008 Booker Prize. Other novels include Lulu, The Mulberry Empire and, most recently, King of the Badgers.
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Buchbeschreibung Everyman Okt 2013, 2013. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Gift hardback edition of Byatt's Booker winning classic. 568 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781841593555