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By A. S. Byatt

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Winner of England’s Booker Prize and the literary sensation of the 12 months, Possession is a thrilling novel of wit and romance, right away an highbrow secret and successful love tale. it's the story of a couple of younger students gaining knowledge of the lives of 2 Victorian poets. As they discover their letters, journals, and poems, and song their activities from London to Yorkshire—from spiritualist séances to the fairy-haunted some distance west of Brittany—what emerges is a unprecedented counterpoint of passions and ideas. 

An exhilarating novel of wit and romance, an highbrow secret, and a effective love tale. This story of a couple of younger students gaining knowledge of the lives of 2 Victorian poets turned a tremendous bookseller favourite, after which directly to nationwide bestellerdom.

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