cover image Possession: A Romance

Possession: A Romance

A. S. Byatt. Vintage Books USA, $15.95 (576pp) ISBN 978-0-679-73590-8

Two contemporary scholars, each studying one of two Victorian poets, reconstruct their subjects' secret extramarital affair through poems, journal entries, letters and modern scholarly analysis of the period. PW called this Booker Prize winner ``an ambitious and wholly satisfying work, a nearly perfect novel.'' (Oct.)