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'Shimmers with something close to genius... it is a modern masterpiece' Daily Mail
Rediscover the classic Booker Prize-winning novel of romance, history, intrigue, and high drama.
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.
'A novel for every taste... You turn the last age and feel stunned and elated, happy to have the chance to read it' Washington Post
'A triumphant success on every level' Cosmopolitan
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Inspired by her own obsession with poet Robert Browning, British writer A.S. Byatt dreamt up this stunningly clever novel about two modern-day scholars swept away by the discovery of a secret relationship between two revered Victorians. As browbeaten post-doctoral researcher Roland Mitchell and glamorous professor Maud Bailey work to unravel the mysterious bond between the literary figures they’ve devoted their lives to studying—poets Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte—they discover a renewed sense of purpose … and unexpected passion. Byatt’s 1990 Booker Prize winner is a timeless pleasure, bursting with witty observations about academic ambition and modern love, beauteous writing and astonishing imagination.