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The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry

Label
The Essex Serpent
Title
The Essex Serpent
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way. They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of Aldwinter, and Will is the local vicar. They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species. But Will sees his parishioners' agitation as a moral panic, a deviation from true faith. Although they can agree on absolutely nothing, as the seasons turn around them in this quiet corner of England, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take
Awards note
Cost Novel Award, Shortlist 2016.
Cataloging source
K6U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Sarah
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.E776
LC item number
.E87 2017
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Great Britain
Label
The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989051131
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781782832041
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn989051131
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9781782832041
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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