A S Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction.
Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published seperately.
Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings.
The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of storytelling itself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/09/1995
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099521310