The Game (Paperback)

Author: Byatt, A. S.

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The Game is a lush and disturbing novel portraying a sibling rivalry which compels the reader to reconsider the uses and misuses of imagination. when they were little girls, Cassandra and Julia played a game in which they entered an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now the sisters are grown, and hostile strangers--until a figure from their past, a man they once both loved and suffered over, reenters their lives.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679742562
SKU 30118462
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679742565
Release Date 11/1/1992
Author Info
A. S. Byatt
Antonia Susan Byatt was born in Sheffield, a Yorkshire steel town, where she led what she describes as an isolated childhood and adolescence despite the presence of three siblings. Her mother was educated at Cambridge but gave up teaching to raise her family--a choice she was bitter about. Her attitude strongly affected Antonia, who also went to Cambridge. She also married young and had four children; she has been married twice, and her only son was killed by a drunk driver in 1970. She maintains residences in London and in the south of France. Her present husband, Peter Duffy, is an investment analyst. Her sister is the novelist Margaret Drabble; a natural rivalry between the two of them passed with the years. Known as a "Victorian postmodernist," Byatt writes meaty, erudite, old-fashioned novels; ANGELS AND INSECTS was made into a film in 1995.
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"My second novel, 'The Game,' turned on various metaphors of the writer, the narrator, the storyteller, as one who eats up reality. The novel had a central character who was a herpetologist and television nature-personality. Coleridge used the image of the sepent for the imagination. I saw novelists as consumers."
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Editors Note The Game is a lush and disturbing novel portraying a sibling rivalry which compels the reader to reconsider the uses and misuses of imagination. when they were little girls, Cassandra and Julia played a game in which they entered an alternate world modeled on the landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now the sisters are grown, and hostile strangers--until a figure from their past, a man they once both loved and suffered over, reenters their lives.
Editors Note 1 As girls, Julia and Cassandra played a game in which they entered the imaginary landscapes of Arthurian romance. Now, a man the sisters once both loved reenters their lives, drawing them into a game whose rules are far more intricate--and whose stakes are incalculably higher--than the one they played as children. "Byatt is a gifted observer, able to discern the exact details that bring whole worlds into being".--New York Times Book Review.
Annotation This early novel tells the bleak tale of two sisters, Julia and Cassandra. As children, they invented a vaguely Arthurian game; as adults, they find the game possessing them again--with new and dangerous variations--as they enter into rivalry for a man they both have loved.
Editors Note 3 The imaginary retreat of two young sisters becomes a dangerous game when they grow older and become vulnerable to the machinations of an evil man determined to control their thoughts. Reprint.
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Number of Pages 0288
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