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A.S. Byatt
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A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short-story writer and critic. Her books include Possession and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. She was appointed Dame of the British Empire in 1999.

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Villette

Written by Charlotte Bronte
Introduction by A.S. Byatt and Ignes Sodre


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $11.95

"Villette! Villette! Have you read it?" exclaimed George Eliot when Charlotte Brontë's final novel appeared in 1853. "It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. There is something almost preternatural in its power."

Arguably Brontë's most refined and deeply felt work, Villette draws on her profound loneliness following the deaths... Read more >
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The Arabian Nights
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $17.00

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending... Read more >
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The Arabian Nights
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $12.99

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The Arabian Nights
Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
Translated by Richard Burton
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Paperback, 1104 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $9.95

Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, The Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending... Read more >
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Angels & Insects
Two Novellas
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 29, 1994
Price: $15.95

In these breathtaking novellas, A.S. Byatt returns to the territory she explored in 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... Read more >
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Angels & Insects
Two Novellas
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Babel Tower

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 24, 1997
Price: $20.00

At the heart of Babel Tower are two law cases, twin strands of the Establishment's web, that shape the story: a painful divorce and custody suit and the prosecution of an "obscene" book. Frederica, the independent young heroine, is involved in both. She startled her intellectual circle of friends by marrying... Read more >
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Babel Tower

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Biographer's Tale
A Novel
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $14.95


From the Booker Prize—winning author of Possession comes this erotic, playful, and provocative novel about the collision of art and truth.

Phineas G. Nanson, a disillusioned post-graduate student, decides to leave his abstract studies and pursue a seemingly concrete task: to write a biography of a great biographer. But Phineas quickly... Read more >
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The Biographer's Tale

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $11.99

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The Children's Book

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 896 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $17.95

From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family.

When children’s book author Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of a museum, she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends. But the joyful bacchanals... Read more >
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The Children's Book

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1998
Price: $15.95

The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul bazaar. As A.S... Read more >
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Elementals
Stories of Fire and Ice
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2000
Price: $15.00

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Elementals
Stories of Fire and Ice
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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The Game
A Novel
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 10, 1992
Price: $16.00

The Game is a lush and disturbing novel portraying a sibling rivalry, which compels the reader to reconsider the uses and misuses of imagination. When they were little girls, Cassandra and Julia played a game in which they entered an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now the... Read more >
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The Game
A Novel
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Imagining Characters
Six Conversations About Women Writers: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eli ot, Willa Cather, Iris Murdoch, and Toni Morrison
Written by A.S. Byatt and Ignes Sodre


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $16.00

In this innovative and wide-ranging book, Byatt and the psychoanalyst Ignes Sodre bring their different sensibilities to bear on six novels they have read and loved: Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Bronte's Villette, George Elliot's Daniel Deronda, Willa Cather's The Professor's House, Iris Murdoch's An Unofficial Rose, and Toni Morrison's Beloved. The... Read more >

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Little Black Book of Stories

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.00

Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form.

Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark... Read more >
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Little Black Book of Stories

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Matisse Stories

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 1996
Price: $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... Read more >
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The Matisse Stories

Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Passions of the Mind
Selected Writings
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1993
Price: $17.95

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Passions of the Mind
Selected Writings
Written by A.S. Byatt


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $13.99

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