Possession by A. S. Byatt

Part historical as well as contemporary fiction, the title Possession refers to issues of ownership and independence between lovers, the practice of collecting historically significant cultural artifacts, and to the possession that a biographer feels of their subject. The novel incorporates many different styles and devices: diaries, letters and poetry, in addition to third-person narration. Possession is as concerned with the present day as it is with the Victorian era, pointing out the differences between the two time periods satirizing such things as modern academia and mating rituals.

The 242nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 24th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  2. - 27th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 37th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  4. - 49th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 94th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  6. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  7. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  8. - Man Booker Prize (Man Booker Prize)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Possession Paperback 2148209 $3.74 $0.01
Possession Audio CD 5003459 $56.99
Possession (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 33937 $10.79 2012
Possession: A Romance Hardcover 723128 $2.99 $0.01 1990
Possession: A Romance Paperback 3083689 $9.22 $0.01
Possession Paperback 3014077 $7.72 $0.01 2009
Possession: A Romance (Modern Library) Hardcover 1715395 $2.95 $0.01
Possession (French Edition) Paperback 13215821 $19.95 1993
Possession : A Romance (Modern Library) Hardcover 1815431 $5.03 $1.59 2002
Possession Paperback 3976201 $0.99
Possession: A Romance Paperback 3109041 $26.88 $1.69 2011
Possession by Byatt, A.S. published by Vintage (1991) Paperback 1841899 $14.44 $8.96 1991
Possession (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) Hardcover 1273148 $13.93 $11.42 2013
Possession : A Romance Paperback 4961420 $0.01
Possession Paperback 11059765 $11.98 $6.83 2002
Possession Hardcover 1011394 $9.39 $13.45 2013
[ Possession By Byatt, A S ( Author ) Hardcover 2013 ] Hardcover 1150214 $36.22
Possession (Ldp Bibl Romans) (English and French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 17694178 $4.68 2004
Possession Paperback 47614 $5.79 $0.99 1991
Vintage Love (Middlemarch + Possession) Paperback 14458387 $30.00 $98.15 2007