The Djinn In The Nightingale’s Eye: Five

by A S Byatt


The Djinn In The Nightingale’s Eye: Five | 9780099521310 | A S Byatt

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:07/09/1995 by Vintage Publishing


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.