The Virgin in the Garden

The Virgin in the Garden


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The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679738299
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1992
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,155,281
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

A.S. Byatt is the author of the novels Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), The Game, and the sequence The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower. She has also written two novellas, published together as Angels and Insects, and four collections of shorter works, including The Matisse Stories and The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye. Educated at Cambridge, she was a senior lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. A distinguished critic as well as a novelist, she lives in London.


London, England; France

Date of Birth:

August 24, 1936

Place of Birth:

Sheffield, England


B.A., Newnham College, Cambridge, 1957; graduate study at Bryn Mawr College and Somerville College

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The Virgin in the Garden 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book of Byatt's I read, I liked that it was the beginning of a series. The writing is very complex, the scenary, characters, plot, take a great deal of time to absorb. However, grasping the complexity allows a depth which is rewarding in the end.
dartmoor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful novel that is beautifuly written. This is the first in the quartet and none of the novels have disappointed me- the world of Frederica and her family is compelling and consuming- read them all!