Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan) 1936-
Most widely held works about A. S Byatt
Most widely held works by A. S Byatt
Possession : a romance by A. S Byatt ( Book )
121 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 3,839 libraries worldwide
Winner of England's Booker Prize, a coast-to-coast bestseller, and the literary sensation of the year, Possession is a novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. Revolving around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion and ideas.
The children's book : a novel by A. S Byatt ( Book )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,310 libraries worldwide
When Olive Wellwood's oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of the new Victoria and Albert Museum--a talented working-class boy who could be a character out of one of Olive's magical tales--she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends--a world that conceals more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined and that will soon be eclipsed by far greater forces.
Babel Tower by A. S Byatt ( Book )
37 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 2,161 libraries worldwide
In England, a woman marries into the landed gentry, only to find the life stifling. When she tries to renew with her old milieu, her husband objects. Drama follows drama, ending in a custody battle for their only child. A look at British society.
A whistling woman by A. S Byatt ( Book )
38 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,917 libraries worldwide
Amid the effervescence and turbulence of the 1960s, Frederica finds a career in television in London, while events in Yorkshire threaten to turn her life and the lives of the people she loves upside down.
Angels & insects : two novellas by A. S Byatt ( Book )
55 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,869 libraries worldwide
These two fascinating novellas, like A. S. Byatt's Booker Prize-winning novel Possession, are set in the mid-nineteenth century, weaving fact and fiction, reality and romance. "Morpho Eugenia" is a lively Gothic fable of the Earthly Paradise, of the Victorian obsession with Darwinian theories of breeding and sexuality and the parallels between insect and human society - the capture and taming of nature, whether it be a young woman in a country house or a rare butterfly, gleaming in the forests of the Amazon. "The Conjugial Angel" concerns Tennyson's In Memoriam, published in 1850, mourning the death seventeen years before of his friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who was engaged to Tennyson's sister Emily. A philosophical ghost story, bizarre, comic, and moving, in which fictive mediums meet "real" characters, it explores the contemporary preoccupation with God and life after death. Resonant, magical, entirely original, this is A. S. Bryant at her best.
The biographer's tale by A. S Byatt ( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
Phineas G. Nanson sets out to write a biography of a great biographer, only to discover that the fragmentary facts and bits of information are difficult to put together, a discovery that becomes a metaphor for his own complex life. .
The Matisse stories by A. S Byatt ( Book )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,691 libraries worldwide
Three stories, each around a particular Matisse painting. In Medusa's Ankles, a hairdresser informs a customer he is considering leaving his wife because she has allowed her ankles to get fat. The novel describes the reaction of the customer, herself conscious of her waning looks.
Little black book of stories by A. S Byatt ( Book )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
Blending elements of folk tales with the darker elements of everyday life, a collection of short fiction includes the story of two middle-aged women confronting their childhood fears and the tale of a man who encounters the ghost of his living wife.
Still life by A. S Byatt ( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
In the 1950s, Stephanie Potter, now married to a clergyman, is conflicted about her domestic life and her strivings for intellectual fulfillment; her brilliant sister Frederica eagerly embarks on her academic (and sexual) education at Cambridge University; and their troubled brother Marcus painfully tries to find friendship and love
The Oxford book of English short stories ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
A collection of less-known stories by well-known writers. In Thomas Hardy's A Mere Interlude, a bride on the eve of her wedding elopes with an old flame, while Graham Greene's The Destructors is on crime during the London Blitz.
The Djinn in the nightingale's eye : five fairy stories by A. S Byatt ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
A collection of fairy tales for adults. The title novella is on a middle-aged Englishwoman attending a writers' conference in Turkey. She picks up an antique bottle and as she is washing it a djinn appears, offering to grant her three wishes. She asks for a younger body, then requests he make love to her.
Elementals : stories of fire and ice by A. S Byatt ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories on the theme of opposites. In Cold, a princess from a cold climate risks her health to marry a prince from a hot desert, while in Christ in the House of Martha and Mary an artist opens a cook's eyes to cooking as art.
The virgin in the garden by A. S Byatt ( Book )
44 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,326 libraries worldwide
A new play, the highlight of a magnificent local festival celebrating the coronation of Elizabeth II, brings together the young playwright and a brilliant but eccentric family whose personal dramas soon eclipse the entire production.
Passions of the mind : selected writings by A. S Byatt ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays on the works of authors from the Victorian era to the twentieth century.
On histories and stories : selected essays by A. S Byatt ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
"In recent years many novelists have become increasingly interested in history as fiction and fiction as history. In her powerful opening essays - 'Fathers', 'Forefathers' and 'Ancestors' - A. S. Byatt considers the renaissance of the historical novel. She discusses particularly the novel of wartime experience; the surprising variety of distant pasts that British writers have invented; and the new 'Darwinian novel', stimulated in part by the discovery of DNA. These afford new readings of writers from Elizabeth Bowen and Henry Greene to Anthony Burgess, William Golding and Muriel Spark, and other contemporary authors, including Penelope Fitzgerald, Julian Barnes, Martin Amis, John Fuller, Hilary Mantel and Pat Barker." "Byatt also offers a fascinating insight into her own translation of historical fact into fiction in the two novellas which make up Angels and Insects, while in 'Old Stories, New Forms' she explores the recent European revival of interest in myth, folktale and fairytale. Finally, two short pieces look in detail at the perennial appeal of particular stories: The Arabian Nights, 'the greatest story ever told', and a cluster of tales of ice, snow and glass, from 'Snow White' and 'The Snow Queen' to the mysterious, 'stony' women of Shakespeare and George Eliot."--BOOK JACKET.
Wordsworth and Coleridge in their time by A. S Byatt ( Book )
22 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in English and held by 885 libraries worldwide
Sugar and other stories by A. S Byatt ( Book )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 854 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories that are populated by erudite paranoiacs, witches, changelings, and the ghost of a dead child. The author of Possession explores the fragile ties between generations and the elaborate memories we construct against loss, resulting in a book rich in knowledge, compassion, and wonder. "An outstanding collection. . . ".--The Sunday Times (London).
The game : a novel by A. S Byatt ( Book )
34 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Two estranged sisters are brought by a friend back into an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance that they visited as little girls.
The mill on the floss by George Eliot ( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Maggie Tulliver, passionate and imaginative, comes into conflict with the middle-class narrowness of the town of St. Ogg's and with her beloved brother Tom.
The shadow of the sun : a novel by A. S Byatt ( Book )
27 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and French and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Roman psychologique (intime). Roman familial. Roman de société.
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