These two novellas, "Morpho Eugenia" and "The Conjugal Angel", are set in the mid-19th-century, weaving together fact and fiction, reality and romance. "Morpho Eugenia" is a Gothic fable of the Earthly Paradise; "The Conjugal Angel" is a philosophical ghost story.
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"Her plot is as compelling as that of a classical detective story, but it is the quality of the writing - its use and unity of metaphor, its sensuous language, its wit and intellectual playfulness - which renders it remarkable" (Amanda Craig Literary Review)
"A. S. Byatt is one of our finest living novelists, who manages to tease and to satisfy both the intellect and the imagination ... I am already a convinced admirer of the works of A. S. Byatt. ANGELS & INSECTS should win over many more enthusiasts" (Caroline Moore Daily Telegraph)
"Victorian and fun ... marvellous and maddening ... a display and a delight" (Nicci Gerrard Observer)
"Her best work to date" ( Times Literary Supplement)
These two Victoriana novellas are both exquisite evocations of the period and magically timeless stories, full of the humour and poetry peculiar to A. S. Byatt's prose.
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Book Description VINTAGE, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099591812