Possession: A Romance - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

A.S. Byatt
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Chapter 10 Summary

The correspondence between Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte is given in chronological order in this chapter. Their letters begin professionally as two poets enjoying a literary dialogue. Christabel and Randolph come to admit that they trust each other. Ash admits to LaMotte that he ventured close to her house when he went to the park with his friends. She writes back that maybe they should stop corresponding for fear of impropriety. Ash replies that they their letters harm no one. Christabel thinks there is danger in writing Ash, and she cannot be his muse. Ash responds that he believes she can be both muse and poet.

Ash is hurt that she has not responded to the poem and recent letter he sent. LaMotte writes that she never received them and knows now that they were stolen by her companion. She is angry...

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