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The Resource Possession : a romance, A. S. Byatt ; with an Introduction by Philip Hensher

Possession : a romance, A. S. Byatt ; with an Introduction by Philip Hensher

Label
Possession : a romance
Title
Possession
Title remainder
a romance
Statement of responsibility
A. S. Byatt ; with an Introduction by Philip Hensher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A. S. Byatt's beloved novel--winner of the Booker Prize and an international best seller--is a spellbinding intellectual mystery and an utterly transfixing love story. Roland Michell and Maud Bailey are young academics in the 1980s researching the lives of two Victorian literary figures: the major poet Randolph Henry Ash and the lesser-known "fairy poetess" Christabel LaMotte. After coming across hints of a long-buried and potentially explosive secret in the poets' letters and journals, Maud and Roland join forces to track their subjects' movements from London to Yorkshire to Brittany, tracing clues embedded in poems and hunting down evidence in dusty archives and in a freshly opened grave. Their eagerness to uncover the truth draws the two lonely scholars together, but what they discover will have implications they could not have imagined
Member of
Summary
Roland Mitchell has devoted his life to studying the life and works of 19th-century writer Randolph Henry Ash. When Roland discovers a provocative letter to an unnamed woman, he begins a quest for information. Along with fellow academician Maud Bailey, Roland discovers an unconventional love story that echoes through their own modern lives
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1991.
  • Booker Prize, 1990.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 1991.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
018309
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byatt, A. S.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.Y2
LC item number
P6 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hensher, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
355
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts
  • Literary historians
  • Poets
  • England
  • Literary historians
  • Manuscripts
  • Poets
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Possession : a romance, A. S. Byatt ; with an Introduction by Philip Hensher
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Publication
Note
  • "Reprint with introduction, chronology, and bibliography"-- Provided by publisher
  • "First published in the United States by Random House, New York, in 1990."--Title page verso
  • Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn847842676
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxi, 525 pages
Isbn
9780375712357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013018831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)847842676
Label
Possession : a romance, A. S. Byatt ; with an Introduction by Philip Hensher
Publication
Note
  • "Reprint with introduction, chronology, and bibliography"-- Provided by publisher
  • "First published in the United States by Random House, New York, in 1990."--Title page verso
  • Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn847842676
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxxi, 525 pages
Isbn
9780375712357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013018831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)847842676

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