September 4, 2002
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Romance
This adaptation of A.S. Byatt's critically acclaimed novel stylizes the theme of love's ability to transcend the ages. Two literary historians must deftly research newly discovered love letters between seemingly unrelated poets of Victorian London. The affair has repercussions in the academics' understanding of the late poets' works. The Victorian writers were originally believed to have been devoted to their respective partners. Amidst the researchers' foray into the possessive nature of love, they themselves become romantically entangled.