VGC.Chatto & Windus,1990.First paperback edition-7th impression.Large format paperback(some creases and nicks on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a small mark and slightly tainted and yellow on the outer edges,a couple of nicks and creases on th edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.513pp. This is another paragraph Product Description: A selection of essays reflecting the varied enthusiasms of A.S.Byatt. It sweeps from great Romanticism and Victorians to modern writers, from the art of Van Gogh to the value of myth. Two major sections trace A.S.Byatt's fascination with the complex links between the symbolic and the real, and her changing views on her own craft of writing. A.S.Byatt's novels include Shadow of the Sun, The Game, The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Sugar and other Stories and Possession: a Romance.