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The virgin in the garden
The Virgin in the Garden is the first novel to feature Frederica Potter, and the beginning of a triumphant quartet of novels. Set in Yorkshire in 1952 as the inhabitants of the area set aboutExpand
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Angels and Insects
A collection of short stories including subjects as diverse as memories, marriage, insects and ghosts. A.S. Byatt is also the author of Possession and Sugar and Other Stories.
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Identity : The Real Me : Postmodernism and the Question of Identity
Features 11 essays stemming from a 1986 conference in which participants from diverse fields were asked to address the notion of "the real me". Themes include law, post-colonialism, gender, history,Expand
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Still Life
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On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays
This series of essays consider the renaissance of the historical novel. Using examples from contemporary novelists, there are discussions on the novel of wartime experience; the variety of distantExpand
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The Biographer's Tale
In this witty, Borges-like fiction, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G. decides to study the messiness of 'real life'.Expand
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Possession: A Romance
Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of twoExpand
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Degrees of Freedom: The Early Novels of Iris Murdoch
First published in 1965, A.S. Byatt's Degrees of Freedom examined the first eight novels of Iris Murdoch, identifying freedom as a central theme in all of them, and looking at Murdoch's interest inExpand
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Passions of the mind : selected writings
In Passions of the Mind, A S Byatt writes as an artist and scholar taking the reader on a journey of discovery as she explores the ideas, images and attitudes to language underpinning some of her ownExpand
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Fiction informed by science
  • A. Byatt
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 17 March 2005
A. S. Byatt's encounters with science shape the story and characters in her four-part series of novels.
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