Monday, June 8, 2009

Ten of the best graveyard scenes in fiction

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best graveyard scenes in fiction.

One title on the list:
Possession by AS Byatt

Steeped in affairs Victorian, Possession naturally has a stormy climax in a country churchyard. By night, lashed by wind and rain, the novel's modern-day investigators dig in the grave of long-dead poet Randolph Henry Ash to find the final clue to his secret affair with fellow poet Christabel LaMotte. Lightning flashes and the past is exhumed.
Read about the other graveyard scenes on Mullan's list.

Possession also appears on Mullan's list of ten of the best locks of hair in fiction and Christina Koning's critic's chart of top six romances.

--Marshal Zeringue