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I can find no flaw in Byatt’s telling and I think it is kind of laziness not to want to put in any hard work yourself for the pleasure of such a tale. The title and the theme of Possession run throughout the book. Which is why I think this book is a gold mine. It probably does tend to go to your head, the way that all works. This is one of those books that you remember every now and then after having read it and you miss it.

Retrieved 18 January For another thing, I wasn’t wild about the poetry of either Ash or LaMotte, although part of my problem with their writings might have been the way the audio reader, Virginia Leisham, read them.

She married Ian Charles Rayner Byatt in and had a daughter, as well as a son who was killed in a car accident at the age of But perhaps the failure isn’t all my fault. Interwoven in a mesmerizing pastiche are love letters and fairytales, extracts from biographies and scholarly accounts, creating a sensuous and utterly delightful novel of ideas and passions.

I never had a real life person who wanted to share my possessive passion for books. Byatt has given me all of this and more.

Return to Book Page. That is the shit that started me down this path in the first place, that lead me to make choice after choice that I thought was going there, even if it went somewhere different. Views Read Edit View history. Her cousin Sabine also keeps possssion journal of the time.


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Her behavior completely turns off her French cousin Sabine, who is actually a more sympathetic character that Christabel is. Yes, there’s a but Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Possession 6 23 Aug 26, It divided her into cold, brightly coloured fires… The green silk of her scarf glittered with turreted purple posseasion.

Possession by AS Byatt”. Maud had a romance with Fergus. Recipients of the Booker Prize.

So if you’re into this kind of thing, leap right in. Four stars rather than five as in places I found this a bit cold: Only when the object of our desires, be it the beloved person, a professional career, an idealized obsession or the inspiration to write, is released from selfish need will it open its locked gateways freely and show us the pathway to fulfillment.

What’s the matter, do you have a rhyme allergy? I’m considering assigning this as an option for an independent reading assignment for a class of high school sophomores all girls. There was no way I appreciated this book beyond a few very shallow things.

Its prankish verve [and] monstrous richness of detail [make for] a one-woman variety show of literary styles and types. They seem to be drafts of secret love letters. I have pushed this book to the back of the shelf for years, simply because I saw the movie first a practice I try very hard to avoid and felt I might not be so captivated knowing the basic story already.

If you try that shit with Hamlet you’re going to miss half the play. We read together with the scholars interested in them their love letters, we are described in great fashion what they see that inspire them to create the poems they are famous for in the reality created by A.

I think a lot of the things that could be deemed ‘pretentious’ are being used by Byatt to make fun of the ridiculousness of some of the characters within who are indeed pretentious. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed. The New York Times.


In those books and other works, Byatt alludes to, and builds upon, themes from Romantic and Victorian literature. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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And as the story began to grow around me, the characters proliferated and began to live. This book is a double story: Like every art piece this is a subjective matter. The last pages or so were definitely the best, and I really enjoyed the ending. I never cried at this book, exactly, but I frequently wept the way a lemon mer A while ago I said to myself, “I’m going to pay more attention to doing things that make me happy.

This is a means used to enter the hearts and souls of these living characters. No one discovers what has become of the child until years later. When a connection between the two Victorians is discovered, professional rivalry and collaboration are at odds in the literary detective story that ensues.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the role of writing in her life, she says: And the more contemporary romance was rather chilly.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I finished reading this book several days ago, but ever since I turned the anyonia page, I miss the atmosphere of romance it created in my mind.