Possession by A. S. Byatt

"Possession" is a novel that interweaves two storylines, one set in contemporary times and the other in the Victorian era. The contemporary plot follows two academics who uncover a secret love affair between two 19th-century poets, while the Victorian storyline presents the clandestine romance itself. As the modern scholars delve deeper into the past, they find themselves falling in love as well, mirroring the historical romance they are researching. The book explores themes of love, passion, and the power of the written word.

The 315th greatest book of all time


Published
1990
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
500-700
Words
186,000
Original Language
English

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