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Reading Group Guide

The questions, discussion topics, author biography, and suggestions for further reading that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading of A. S. Byatt's Babel Tower, a thought-provoking, deeply intelligent novel of ideas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679736806
Author:
Byatt, A. S.
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
BYATT, A.S.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Romance - Adult
Subject:
London (England) Fiction.
Subject:
Divorce -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;literature;british;england;20th century;contemporary fiction;english;literary fiction;women;british fiction;british literature;1960s;a.s. byatt;contemporary;byatt;uk;historical fiction;literary;family;modern fiction;divorce;language;women wr
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x 1.3 in 0.95 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In her first full-length work of fiction since Possession, for which she won the Booker Prize, A. S. Byatt interweaves the private passions of a large number of characters with the chaotic drama of 1960s England.

The protagonist of Babel Tower is Frederica Potter, the brainy, independent heroine of two previous Byatt novels. Now she is fleeing an abusive marriage and trying to find her way in a world where sex, schooling, and even language are being reinvented.

Byatt juxtaposes Frederica's narrative with a disturbing book-within-a-book, a monstrous Sadeian fable whose author will be put on trial for obscenity at the same time that Frederica finds herself fighting in court for the right to keep her son. What ensues is a novel as gripping as any courtroom thriller, abundantly atmospheric, sardonically funny, and crackling with Byatt's signature ardor and erudition.

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