Essex Serpent

Perry, Sarah; HARPERCOLLINS;
Essex Serpent

Essex Serpent

Perry, Sarah; HARPERCOLLINS;
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315 Kč
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205 Kč
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A Kirkus Review Best Book of 2017 and a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction. Winner of the British Book Awards Fiction Book of the Year and overall Book of the Year, selected as the Waterstones Book of the Year, and a Costa Book Award Finalist"e;A novel of almost insolent ambition--lush and fantastical, a wild Eden behind a garden gate...it's part ghost story and part natural history lesson, part romance and part feminist parable. I found it so transporting that 48 hours after completing it, I was still resentful to be back home."e; -New York TimesAn irresistible new novelthe most delightful heroine since Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and PrejudiceBy the end, The Essex Serpent identifies a mystery far greater than some creature from the illuminated margins of a manuscript: friendship. -Washington Post"e;Richly enjoyable... Ms. Perry writes beautifully and sometimes agreeably sharply... The Essex Serpent is a wonderfully satisfying novel.Ford Madox Ford thought the glory of the novel was its ability to make the reader think and feel at the same time. This one does just that."e; -Wall Street JournalAn exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love.When Cora Seabornes brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boys nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of an intriguing rumor that has arisen further up the estuary, of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have returned, taking the life of a young man on New Years Eve. A keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, and certain that what the local people think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome. Will, too, is suspicious of the rumors. But unlike Cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief.These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apartan intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected.Hailed by Sarah Waters as "e;a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author,"e; The Essex Serpent is "e;irresistible . . . you can feel the influences of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and Hilary Mantel channeled by Perry in some sort of Victorian sance. This is the best new novel Ive read in years"e; (Daily Telegraph).
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EAN
9780062666390
ISBN
0062666398
Typ produktu
Ebook
Vydavatel
HARPERCOLLINS
Stránky
464
Jazyk
Angličtina
Země
Uruguay
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Perry, Sarah
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