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[PDF.ePUB.MOBI]  The Essex Serpent: A Novel Author Sarah Perry – serv3.3pub.co.uk ➸ The Essex Serpent: A Novel Free ➮ Author Sarah Perry – Serv3.3pub.co.uk A Kirkus Review Best Book of 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 t A Kirkus Review Best Book of Serpent: A Kindle Ó 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 The Essex Kindle - Award Finalist A novel of almost insolent ambition lush and fantastical a wild Eden behind a garden gateit s part ghost story and part natural history lesson part romance and part feminist parable I found it so transporting that hours after completing it I Essex Serpent: A Epub Ú was still resentful to be back home 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 Richly enjoyable Ms Perry writes beautifully and sometimes agreeably sharply The Essex Serpent is a wonderfully satisfying novelFord 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 Wall Street JournalAn exuisitely 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 rud mythical serpent that explores uestions about science and religion skepticism and faith independence and loveWhen 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 inuisitive 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 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 beliefThese 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 unexpectedHailed by Sarah Waters as a work of great intelligence and charm by a hugely talented author The Essex Serpent is irresistibleyou 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 Daily Telegraph.

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