Book #40: Possession


by A. S. Byatt

Possession is one of the few books in The Well-Read Man Project that was written during my lifetime. Yet much of the book focuses on a bygone time. Byatt’s story examines the relationship between two Victorian-era poets from the point of view of modern researchers. Her book uses a variety of literary styles, including standard prose, letters, and journal entries. Its genre placement is just as varied, touching on historical, romantic, and satirical elements.

Despite being a relatively new book by an established author, Possession is not available for sale in electronic form. I purchased a paperback copy of the book for the project. It is 555 pages long.

Related Links

  • [Book] Possession on Wikipedia
  • [Author] A. S. Byatt on Wikipedia
  • [Media] Possession, a 2002 film adaptation of the book, staring Gwyneth Paltrow, on IMDB

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