The Shadow of the Sun by A S Byatt

The Shadow of the Sun by A S Byatt

The Shadow of the Sun by A S Byatt

The Shadow of the Sun by A S ByattThe Shadow of the Sun by A S Byatt is a must-read Fiction and Historical Fiction book. The ebook is available to download in PDF and ePUB format for free.

This is the debut novel by the author of the bestselling Possession. Byatt tells the story of troubled, sensitive seventeen-year-old Anna Severell, who struggles to discover and develop her own personality in the shadow of her father, a renowned novelist. New Introduction by the Author.

It is the height of summer. After she is expelled from boarding school, Anna Severell returns to the strict, orderly house of her father, a celebrated novelist. The family is soon joined by Oliver Canning, a talented young academic who urges her to take control of her future. As autumn begins and Anna enters university, the pair grow closer. A single mistake, however, could put her newfound independence at risk.

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The reputation of British novelist A S Byatt soared in this country after the publication of Possession. Winner of England’s 1990 Booker Prize, Possession was the critical and commercial success that called national attention to a writer of extraordinary gifts. Yet it was clear even upon publication of her first book, The Shadow of the Sun, that Byatt possessed unusual perception and promise. Her debut novel said the Times Literary Supplement of London in 1964, “suggests that before long Mrs. Byatt may achieve a considerable reputation”. The Shadow of the Sun is the story of sensitive seventeen-year-old Anna Severell, who struggles to discover and develop her personality in the shadow of her father, Henry Severell, a renowned British novelist. In the introduction to this edition, A S Byatt looks back on the novel’s genesis and the problems she faced as a woman writing her first novel.

About the Author

A S Byatt, author of the Booker Prize-winning Possession is a distinguished novelist, critic, editor, and lecturer. She is the author of six novels, two linked novellas, and four short story collections, in addition to The Shadow of the Sun. She has taught English and American literature at University College in London. She lives in London.

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