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  • The Mill on the Flossby George Eliot; A. S. Byatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.38

    Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds... more...

  • Angels & Insectsby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    Possession : the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias, and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. Angels and Insects is "delicate and confidently ironic.... Byatt perfectly blends laughter and sympathy [with] extraordinary sensuality" ( San Francisco Examiner ).]]> more...

  • Babel Towerby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Booker Prize-winning author of Possession presents a stunning, contemporary story set against the clashing politics, passionate ideals, and shifting sexual roles of the early 1960s. In Byatt's vision, the presiding genius of the day seems to be a blend of the Marquis de Sade and The Hobbit. Peopled with weird and colorful characters, charted with... more...

  • The Biographer's Taleby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95

    From the award-winning author of Possession comes an ingenious novel about love and literary sleuthing: a dazzling fiction woven out of one man?s search for fact. Here is the story of Phineas G. Nanson, a disenchanted graduate student who decides to escape the world of postmodern literary theory and immerse himself in the messiness of ?real life?... more...

  • The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eyeby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe... more...

  • Elementalsby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and loneliness, betrayal and loyalty, fire and ice--clash and converge. A beautiful ice maiden risks her life when she falls in love with a desert prince, whose passionate touches scorch... more...

  • The Gameby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    The Game is a lush and disturbing novel portraying a sibling rivalry which compels the reader to reconsider the uses and misuses of imagination. when they were little girls, Cassandra and Julia played a game in which they entered an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now the sisters are grown, and hostile strangers--until... more...

  • Little Black Book of Storiesby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form. Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood... more...

  • The Matisse Storiesby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest... more...

  • Passions of the Mindby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance... more...