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Winner of the 1990 Booker Prize--the U.K.'s highest literary award--Possession is a gripping and compulsively readable novel. A.S. Byatt exquisitely renders a setting rich in detail and texture. Her lush imagery weaves together the dual worlds that appear throughout the novel--the worlds of the mind and the senses, of male and female, of darkness and light, of truth and imagination--into an enchanted and unforgettable tale of love and intrigue. --Lisa Whipple --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"Possession" is far above and beyond the kind of books usually labelled "romance." It's lushly written, with exquisite characters, great poetry and interweavings of legend and... Read morePublished on June 12 2007 by E. A Solinas
"Possession" is far above and beyond the kind of books usually labelled "romance." It's lushly written, with exquisite characters, great poetry and interweavings of legend and... Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by E. A Solinas
A.S. Byatt is a master and this is her master work. She is not only a brilliant storyteller and a crafter of beautiful prose but she is also a professional scholar, so she knows... Read morePublished on June 16 2003 by SusanDC
Virginia Leishman imbues her reading of this Booker Prize-winning novel with understanding and dramatic emphasis as she performs Byatt's fascinating multi level tale of literary... Read morePublished on Aug. 19 2002 by Gail Cooke
Everyone has undoubtedly heard the maxim "Never judge a book by it's cover." It holds just as true when taken literally. Read morePublished on June 10 2002 by M. Hester
To be honest, I read Possession because my English teacher persuaded me to. I started out quite skeptical but as the book went on I became really engrosed in it. Read morePublished on May 31 2002 by "alisonbramby"
A.S. Byatt has pulled off a stunning achievement with her Booker Prize-winning novel - excuse me, ROMANCE - entitled Possession. Read morePublished on May 16 2002 by Matthew Krichman
Possession is a great love story and is beautifully written. One of the best novels I've ever read.Published on May 14 2002 by C. Baker
I took out Possession twice from the library. I couldn't finish it the first time... it was so DENSE. (A very common reaction, I've since learned, when reading Possession. Read morePublished on April 27 2002 by "sea_myth"