The Chymical Wedding

The Chymical Wedding is a 1989 novel by Lindsay Clarke about the intertwined lives of six people in two different eras. Inspired by the life of Mary Anne Atwood, the book includes themes of alchemy, the occult, fate, passion, and obsession. It won the Whitbread Prize for fiction in 1989.[1]

The Chymical Wedding
First edition (UK)
AuthorLindsay Clarke
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreMagical realism, occult
PublisherJonathan Cape, Ltd. (London)
Publication date
Media typeHardcover
Pages536 pp (Hardback edition)
823.914 dc20
LC ClassPR6053.L3295C47 1989 89-45304


  1. Liliana Sikorska, "Mapping the Green Man's Territory in Lindsay Clarke's The Chymical Wedding," in: The Year's Work in Medievalism 15 (2002), ed. Jesse Swan and Richard Utz.
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