Angels and Insects
By (author) A. S. Byatt
Normal Price: $19.22
Your Price: $17.30 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $1.92! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.87 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days, Not for Xmas
Angels and Insects by A. S. Byatt
Book DescriptionMorpho Eugenia and The Conjugal Angel are two fascinating novellas and, like A. S. Byatt's Booker Prize-winning novel, Possession, they are set in the mid-nineteenth century, weaving fact and fiction, reality and romance.
Buy Angels and Insects book by A. S. Byatt from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780099224310
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 21-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. S. Byatt
Peacock and Vine, Hardback (July 2016)
Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their inventions and textiles, they inspired a new variety of art. This book traces their genius right to the source.
Ragnarok, Paperback (July 2016)
An odyssey of childhood, mythology and the imagination from the Booker Prize-winning author of Possession and The Children's Book
Possession, Hardback (October 2013)
Features a compelling romance that draws the reader into the mirrored worlds of two couples, past and present, and explores the nature of obsession, possession and love.
Rituals, Paperback (July 2013)» View all books by A. S. Byatt
A novel for those who seek to unravel our mysterious, apparently directionless lives... A wry, witty and insightful classic.
UK Kirkus Review » In the form of two linked novellas, Byatt explores the background to Tennyson's poetic series 'In Memoriam', and also tells the story of how a passion for entomological travel and scientific discovery combines with the daily rituals of wealthy family life. As with all of Byatt's writing, there is strong physical sense of setting. In the first piece, Morpho Eugenia, Eugenia negotiates various romantic advances below a canopy of palm leaves in the Alabaster's conservatory. The sense of burgeoning and not entirely healthy desire contained within the cast-iron skeleton of the glass house is exploited perfectly. Forces beyond the artifice of polite conversation continue to pulse through The Conjugial Angel as Byatt explores the hold mesmerism and table rapping had on lonely, dispossessed ladies of the time. Byatt's narrative skill and artistry are underpinned by her awe-inspiring academic knowledge and she challenges our understanding of the Victorian period as well as delivering a first-class piece of fiction. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Angels and Insects book by A. S. Byatt and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - A. S. Byatt
A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story-writer and critic. Her books include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman, as well as her latest, The Children's Book. Educated at York and Newnham College, Cambridge, she taught at the Central School of Art and Design, and was Senior Lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.