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A. S. Byatt: Angels and Insects A. S. Byatt: Angels and Insects A. S. Byatt: Angels and Insects

ANGELS ​AND INSECTS comprises two novellas, each set in the 19th century. In the first, „Morpho Eugenia,” a young entomologist named William Adamson is employed as a cataloguer by a clergyman with an interest in insects. The man has a devastatingly beautiful daughter, the eponymous Eugenia, with whom William falls helplessly in love. „Morpho Eugenia” is also the name of an elusive butterfly. It is only after William marries Eugenia that he becomes aware of his wife's true nature, and of some bizarre correspondences between her and some of the insects he has been studying. A minor character in „Morpho Eugenia” becomes a main character in „The Conjugal Angel,” in which the poet Tennyson's sister Emily continues to be obsessed with the man she loved--Arthur Hallam, who died at sea and was immortalized by Tennyson in his famous poem „In Memoriam.” Now Emily, married but having doubts about her husband, consults a clairvoyant hoping to get in touch with Arthur's spirit. In both… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1992

Vintage, London, 1994
352 oldal · ISBN: 9780679751342
Vintage, London, 1993
304 oldal · ISBN: 9780099591818
Vintage, London, 1993
290 oldal · ISBN: 9780099224310

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There are people in a house, you know, who know everything that goes on – the invisible people, and now and then the house simply decides that something must happen… Yes. There are people in the houses, between the visible inhabitants and the invisible, largely invisible to both, who can know a very great deal, or nothing, as they choose.


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