Posted by Possession Synopsis (Or At Least as Much as I Dare Tell on October 08, 1997 at 19:55:24:
|possession: a. the act or fact of possesing or the condition of being possessed; the holding or having of something (material or immaterial) as ones own or in ones control; Actual holding or occupancy, as distinct from ownership. |
law The visible possibiltiy of excercising over a thing such control as attaches to lawful ownership (but which may also exist apart from lawful ownership) the detention or enjoyment of a thing by a person himself or by another in his name.
c. phr. in possession said (a) of a thing actually possessed or held often with possessive, conversely to give possession.
d. The action of seizing or possessing oneself, capture
e. The action of an idea or feeling, possessing a person transf and idea or impulse that holds or affects one strongly, a dominating conviction
| Roland Michell is a semi-employed post docteral student in 1986's London Universtity. He finds a draught (or draft) of a letter that sets him on the course of a mystery. Along with way he meets the chilly Dr Maud Bailey who run the Women's Resource Center at Lincoln University who has obssessions of her own. Together they unravel the tale of a long concealed love affair between two Victorian poets, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabell La Motte. The journey takes the first to Seal Court the family seat of distant relations of Maud's then to London and Brittany where they are chased by two other scholars, the Scottish curmegeon (why do those two words always see to go together?)James Blackadder and Leonora Stern, the brash American from the University of Tallahassee, and finally back to London where it all began. All the time being chased by the more than slightly sinister Mortimer Cropper. |
The work is suffuses with emotion and a sense tht time and space often wrap around themselves and we are the fools when we happen to witness them doing so. Links to resources:
| obessession: the action of beseiging, investment seige.|
b. transf the action of any influence, notion or fixed idea, which persis tantly assails or vexes especially to discompose the mind.
c. psychol. An idea or image that repeatedly intrudes upon the mind of a person against his will and is usually distressing.
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