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BOOKER PRIZE WINNER - NATIONAL BESTSELLER - A tale of two young scholars researching the secret love affair of two Victorian poets that's an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an intellectual mystery, and a triumphant love story. "Gorgeously written ... A tour de force." --The New York Times Book Review

Winner of England's Booker Prize and a literary sensation, Possession traces the lives of a pair of young academics as they uncover a clandestine relationship between two long-dead Victorian poets. As they unearth their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire--from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany--what emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passions and ideas.

Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 10/01/1991
Pages: 576
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.06h x 5.22w x 1.06d
ISBN: 9780679735908
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee
Award: Man Booker Prize - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 09/06/1991
Entertainment Weekly 06/27/2008 pg. 102

About the Author
A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.