Possession: A Romance

by A.S. Byatt

4.4/5

Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time.

“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”

A.S. Byatt, Possession