Possession by A. S. Byatt audiobook

Possession

By A. S. Byatt
Read by Virginia Leishman

HarperAudio
22.31 Hours Unabridged
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Winner of England's Booker Prize and a literary sensation Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets, they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire -- from spiritualist sénces to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany. What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas. Performed by Virginia Leishman

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Summary

Summary

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1990 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 1990 Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize

Winner of the 1991 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book: Europe and South Asia

Winner of England's Booker Prize and a literary sensation Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. As a pair of young scholars research the lives of two Victorian poets, they uncover their letters, journals, and poems, and track their movements from London to Yorkshire -- from spiritualist sénces to the fairy-haunted far west of Brittany. What emerges is an extraordinary counterpoint of passion and ideas.

Performed by Virginia Leishman

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gorgeously written…dazzling…a tour de force.” New York Times Book Review
“A genuine winner…original and unforgettable.” Time
“[A] wonderfully two-tiered mystery of letters, the most craftily constructed conjuction of Victorian and modern styles since The French Lieutenant’s Woman…[Byatt’s] elaborate creations of poetry, correspondence, and journals in Victorian style are vivid…You will be transfixed.” People
“An exhilarating, virtuosic exploration of the many ways language has of speaking…[Byatt] ingeniously juxtaposes the previous century with the hothouse world of the contemporary academy [and] puts all her linguistic and parodic skills on display…[a] tour de force.” New Republic
“An altogether convincing literary romance…as lushly sensuous in detail as a pre-Raphaelite painting yet wonderfully entertaining.” Vogue
“[A] gigantic treasure hunt of a literary novel.” Village Voice Literary Supplement
“A triumphant success on every level.” Cosmopolitan
“Brilliant…Virginia Leishman brings the dusty scholarly world to life in the voices of its singular characters and the myriad styles of its literary manuscripts.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: A. S. Byatt

Author Bio: A. S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt, a distinguished critic and author, was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge; Bryn Mawr College; and Somerville College, Oxford. In 1999 she was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her other works include Possession, The Biographer’s Tale, and The Matisse Stories, among many others.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 22.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English