The Virgin in the Garden by A. S. Byatt

The Virgin in the Garden is a 1978 realist novel by English novelist A. S. Byatt. Set during the same year as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the novel revolves around a play about Elizabeth I of England. The novel has strong use of symbolism, which the New York Times called "overloaded", that points towards Elizabeth I. The novel is the first of a quartet, followed by Still Life (1985), Babel Tower (1996), and A Whistling Woman (2002).

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The Virgin in the Garden Paperback 398767 $9.25 $0.39 1992
Virgins, Weeders and Queens Hardcover 3257845 $2.17 2006
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Virgins, Weeders and Queens: A History of Women in the Garden Kindle Edition 3249038 2005
Dürer and the Virgin in the Garden (National Gallery London Publications) Paperback 13869233 $2.99 $1.77 2004
The Virgin in the Garden: A Novel (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 422128 $11.99 2012