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  • 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...

  • A Whistling Womanby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A Whistling Woman portrays the antic, thrilling, and dangerous period of the late ?60s as seen through the eyes of a woman whose life is forever changed by her times. Frederica Potter, a smart, spirited 33-year-old single mother, lucks into a job hosting a groundbreaking television talk show based in London. Meanwhile, in her native Yorkshire... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Children's Bookby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 24.95

    From the renowned author of Possession , The Children?s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface... more...

  • The Virgin in the Gardenby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably. 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...

  • 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...

  • Sugar and Other Storiesby A.S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    A.S. Byatt's short fictions, collected in paperback for the first time, explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. more...