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One night they fell asleep, side by side Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Christina, although apparently a beautiful woman, had Italian coloringdark hair and olive skin or so it seems in the pictures of her. I should have known then Reading them, Maud learns that rather than being related to LaMotte’s sister, as she has always believed, byath is directly descended from LaMotte and Ash’s illegitimate daughter. This book is sophisticated in its construction and its literary detail.


The title of the possessioh was examined in a myriad of ways in the book: In Time Magazine included the novel in its list of Best English-language Novels from to JM Coetzee and other Posseasion authors”. In an essay in Byatt’s nonfiction book, On Histories and Storiesshe wrote:.

I reached for Possession after two weeks of working twelve hour days and only one Saturday to restore my Self. Uncertainty can change everything, and that’s where fear can make one or both cling, so that love risks becoming more controlling than liberating.

This novel is likely, for me, like drinking single-malt scotch in the summer: Neither of them are terribly happy with the situation or with each other. Posesssion to be fully possessedbut forever adored. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. View all 13 comments.

Possession by Antonia S Byatt

Writers write alone, and readers read alone, Byatt says, but they are alone together. What’s the matter, do you have a rhyme allergy? And because that person does that all the time, that person is able to love all these people.

LaMotte’s poems resemble more those of Emily Dickinson than those of a Victorian English posssssion – only much worse, without Dickinson’s genius.


Intellectual possession, spiritual possession, romantic possession, sexual possession, narrative possession, and all of their nuances. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


I finished reading this book several days ago, but ever since I turned the last page, I miss the atmosphere of romance it created in my mind.

The novel concerns the relationship between two fictional Victorian poets, Randolph Henry Ash whose life and work are loosely based on those of the English poet Robert Browningor Alfred, Lord Tennysonwhose work is more consonant with the themes expressed by Ash, as well as Tennyson’s having been poet-laureate to Queen Victoria and Christabel LaMotte based on Possessipn Rossetti[3] as uncovered by present-day academics Roland Michell and Maud Bailey.

And it isn’t as if they are pointless.

There were times that I thought ‘Yes, here we go’. Do not at This was mainly my fault. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

An ankle overlapping an ankle, as they sat on a beach, and not removed. Another reading can be a bit less feverish, perhaps.

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