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Heavenly Bodies

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Emory University: 1999

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200682

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, one of 175 copies. Includes publisher's envelope. 1999 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 13, [1] pp. A short work by A.S. Byatt, the Booker Prize winning author of Possession and other novels. Originally published in The Sunday Times on December 20, 1998, and re-released in this limited edition to mark the occasion of the 1999 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature. View more info

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Babel Tower

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270820

ISBN: 0701137185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 618 pp. In Babel Tower a cast of striking characters play out their personal dramas amid the clashing politics, passionate ideals and stirring languages of the early 1960s. Frederica (the heroine of Virgin in the Garden and Still Life) now teaching English at an art college, is hiding herself and her son Leo from a violent husband; her urge towards freedom later leads to an angry, humiliating divorce case. Her... View more info

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Angels and Insects

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270821

ISBN: 0701137177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. In two breathtakingly accomplished novellas, A. S. Byatt explores the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. View more info

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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance o... View more info

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On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270823

ISBN: 070116946X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. As writers of English from Australia to India to Sri Lanka command our attention, Salman Rushdie can state confidently that English fiction was moribund until the Empire wrote back, and few, even among the British, demur. A. S. Byatt does, and her case is persuasive. In a series of essays on the complicated relations between reading, writing, and remembering, the gifted novelist and critic sorts the modish from the merely interesting and the truly good to arr... View more info

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A Whistling Woman

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270824

ISBN: 0701173807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 422 pp. This electrifying new novel forms the triumphant conclusion to the great “Frederica quartet” depicting the forces in English life from the early 50s to 1970. While Frederica -- the spirited heroine of Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower -- falls almost by accident into a career in television in London, tumultuous events in her home county of Yorkshire threaten to change her life and t... View more info

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Sugar and Other Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270825

ISBN: 0701131691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A.S. Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271309

ISBN: 0701160888

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, a bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 135, [1] pp. 8vo. 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 we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fict... View more info

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Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271601

ISBN: 0701168234

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (November 12th 1998) by author. A very nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. A new volume of stories from A.S. Byatt is always a joy, and this one is rich and rare indeed. The collected stories deal with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion -- the mysterious absences at the heart of the fullest lives, in settings ranging from the heat of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, from chalk-strewn classrooms to herb-scented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds. View more info

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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271602

ISBN: 0701162783

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 280 pp. A. S. Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published separately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey... View more info

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Little Black Book of Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271603

ISBN: 0701173246

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their childhood fears and memories and the strange thing they saw -- or thought they saw -- so long ago. A distinguished male obstetrician and a young woman artist meet in a hospital. But both of them have very different ideas about body parts, birth and death. An innocent member of an evening class turns out to have her own dec... View more info

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Portraits in Fiction

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271605

ISBN: 0701173106

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 101 pp. A remarkable, sumptuously illustrated exploration of the links between fiction, writers of fiction and portraits -- by the acclaimed Booker Prize winner. Portraits seem the opposite of fiction, fixed in time and space, not running with the curve of a story or a life. Yet since the birth of the novel, writers have been fascinated by portraits as icons, as motifs, as images of character and evocations of past time. A.S. Byatt delves into the co... View more info

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The Biographer's Tale

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271606

ISBN: 0701169451

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head very lightly bumped. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 265 pp. In this witty, Borges-like fiction, A.S. Byatt weaves a dazzling fiction out of one man's search for fact. Fed up with stultifying criticism, Phineas G. decides to study the messiness of 'real life'. Doing nothing by halves he sets out to write a biography of a great biographer. But a 'whole life' is hard to find. How do we put the idea of a person together? Everywhere he looks he finds fragments and gaps: bones and husks, boxes of m... View more info

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Still Life

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271607

ISBN: 0701126671

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by publisher. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 358 pp. From the author of The New York Times bestseller Possession, comes a highly acclaimed novel which captures in brilliant detail the life of one extended English family-and illuminates the choices they must make between domesticity and ambition, life and art. Toni Morrison, author of Beloved, writes of Byatt: When it comes to probing characters her scalpel is sure but gentle. She is a loving surgeon. View more info