"Possession" is a novel by A. S. Byatt, published in 1990. The novel tells the story of two modern-day researchers, Roland Michell and Maud Bailey, who become embroiled in a mystery involving the lives and loves of two Victorian poets, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte.
As Roland and Maud delve deeper into the mystery, they discover a hidden correspondence and a secret affair between the two poets, and they must navigate the complex and often treacherous world of literary scholarship in order to uncover the truth.
"Possession" is a rich and complex novel that combines elements of mystery, romance, and literary analysis. It has received widespread critical acclaim and won the Booker Prize in 1990.