Possession: A Romance - Chapter 17 Summary & Analysis

A.S. Byatt
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Chapter 17 Summary

James Blackadder is working on a footnote for Mummy Possest, which is Ash's work of 1863. Blackadder finishes the footnote and then goes back and crosses out various parts of what he wrote. He is starting to think that most of his work consists of writing things down, depersonalizing them, and then erasing them completely.

Fergus shows up in Blackadder's office looking for Roland. Blackadder tells him that Roland has the week off. Fergus continues to follow the trail to Roland's flat and visits with Val. She thinks that Roland is off somewhere looking at a book for Blackadder and should be back on Wednesday. Val confirms that both Maud and Roland went somewhere around Christmastime to look at a manuscript. Fergus asks Val if Roland left a number. He did not this time, but he did when he went to Lincolnshire. Fergus asks...

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