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The Resource The shadow of the sun : A Novel, A. S. Byatt

The shadow of the sun : A Novel, A. S. Byatt

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The shadow of the sun : A Novel
Title
The shadow of the sun
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
A. S. Byatt
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tells the story of Anna Severell's struggle at the age of seventeen to evolve her own personality in the shadow of her father, Henry Severell, a famous English novelist.
  • "A.S.Byatt's first novel, written in her early twenties, is simultaneously a rehearsal of the themes of her later fiction and a major work in its own right. Her concern with precise nuances of thought and feeling and their representation in prose is almost unparalleled in contemporary writing. The Shadow of the Sun is a tremendous achievement" -- DJ Taylor "In her very first novel, The Shadow of the Sun, A.S. Byatt showed herself to be that rarity, and English writer unafraid of the novel of ideas. Yet she is also the most sensuous of novelists - fictions made flesh are her passion" -- Christopher Hope "Byatt is a wonderful writer, constantly engaging wherever she takes us" The Times
Biographical or historical data
A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), and the Frederica Quartet; The Children's Book was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999 and is the recipient of the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her 'inspiring contribution to life writing'.
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UK-WkNB
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1936-
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Byatt, A. S.,
Dewey number
AF
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Summary expansion
First published in 1964 The Shadow of the Sun is the story of Anna Severell's struggle at the age of seventeen to evolve her own personality in the shadow of her father, Henry Severell, a famous English novelist. In the introduction to this edition the 1990 Booker Prize winning author looks back at the novel's genesis, and the problems she faced as a woman writing her first novel
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general
Label
The shadow of the sun : A Novel, A. S. Byatt
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Publication
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Paperback. B-format paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780099889601
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780099889601
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The shadow of the sun : A Novel, A. S. Byatt
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780099889601
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780099889601
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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