"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 ...Read More"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.Read Less
Having loved the movie, it's a pleasure for me to have the book, which I'm enjoying. Delivery was prompt and the condition is excellent, as described.
Sep 23, 2010
'my center of gravity'
I disagree with negative comments about the movie. I enjoyed the movie, and that is what prompted me to read the book, never having read any other Byatt. At first, it was not so engaging, but I plowed on.. and ended up experiencing what may be the most fulfilling read ever. While reading, I became Possessed, and I was disappointed when the process ended. It was a heady experience indeed, this novel.
Jul 20, 2010
Wonderful writing and story.
A good read, Byatt's work is engaging. Holds one's interest. I also recommend her latest, 'The Children's Book'.
Jul 10, 2007
Another enjoyable work by AS Byatt. Readers of her short, fairy-tales for adults will perhaps recognize some of the stories in Possession. I found it incredible that a single author could create such detailed worlds for her characters, inventing Victorian poems and academic "citations." I enjoyed, I suppose, the restrained passion in this book, also the portrayal of the modern academic world (it has its good and bad sides).
Apr 3, 2007
Definitely an interesting story
This book was slow in the beginning and I had a hard time really getting into it but I'm glad I persisted because it was definitely an interesting story full of subtle twists and turns. It is a romance but it is also mysterious. The author wove several stories about people who were all connected together in a way that mixed several different time periods and was very enjoyable.
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