The Virgin in the Gardenby A. S. Byatt
The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably. See more details below
The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably.
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A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.
- London, England; France
- Date of Birth:
- August 24, 1936
- Place of Birth:
- Sheffield, England
- B.A., Newnham College, Cambridge, 1957; graduate study at Bryn Mawr College and Somerville College
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This was the first book of Byatt's I read, I liked that it was the beginning of a series. The writing is very complex, the scenary, characters, plot, take a great deal of time to absorb. However, grasping the complexity allows a depth which is rewarding in the end.