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Babel Tower (1996)
by A. S. Byatt
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679736808, Paperback)Babel Tower follows The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life in tracing Frederica Potter, a lover of books who reflects the author's life and times. It centers around two lawsuits: in one, Frederica -- a young intellectual who has married outside her social set -- is challenging her wealthy and violent husband for custody of their child; in the other, an unkempt but charismatic rebel is charged with having written an obscene book, a novel-within-a-novel about a small band of revolutionaries who attempt to set up an ideal community. And in the background, rebellion gains a major toehold in the London of the Sixties, and society will never be the same.
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In England, a woman marries into the landed gentry, only to find the life stifling. When she tries to renew with her old milieu, her husband objects. Drama follows drama, ending in a custody battle for their only child. A look at British society.
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