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Possession: A Romance Summary
A.S. Byatt

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Possession: A Romance Summary

Plot Summary

Possession: A Romance, by A.S. Byatt, is indeed a romance, but it is also a mystery, a chase, a satire, and both historical and contemporary fiction. All of these elements come together brilliantly in a novel that explores possession in the context of romantic love and in the ethical or non-ethical behavior of biographers.

Roland Michell is an unknown English scholar with a mediocre part-time job as a research assistant. He is completing some research in the London Library when he discovers two unfinished letters written in the hand of the famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. They are stuck between the pages of one of Ash's books and have obviously not been found by anyone else. The letters are written to an unknown woman who is not Ash's wife. Roland recklessly decides to slip the letters into his notebook and essentially steals them from the London...

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