Possession by A.S. Byatt
Publication Date: 1990. Check Availability

Possession is a Booker Prize winner that follows two British literary scholars as they piece together the secret love affair between two influential (fictional) Victorian poets, all while struggling with their own complicated feelings for each other. Byatt's ability to create the poetry of these two vastly different poets and to weave these poems into a vast and sophisticated tapestry of texts that explores humanity's fundamental hunger for knowledge is nothing short of genius. (Jared)