[Epub] ➟ The Essex Serpent By Sarah Perry – Pandorajewelry70off.us

The Essex Serpent Alternate Cover For Isbn 9781781255452Set 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.

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10 thoughts on “The Essex Serpent

  1. says:

    Sometimes I think I sold my soul, so that I could live as I must Oh, I don t mean without morals or conscience I only mean with freedom to think the thoughts that come, to send them where I want them to go, not to let them run along tracks someone else set, leading only this way or that Frowning, she ran her thumb along the serpent s spine and said, I ve never said this before, not to anyone, though I ve meant to but yes I ve sold my soul, though I m afraid it didn t fetch too high a pric Sometimes I think I sold my soul, so that I could live as I must Oh, I don t mean without morals or conscience I only mean with freedom to think the thoughts that come, to send them where I want them to go, not to let them run along tracks someone else set, leading only this way or that Frowning, she ran her thumb along the serpent s spine and said, I ve never said this before, not to anyone, t...

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    Come tomorrow, if you like, to the grave I said I d go alone, but perhaps that s the point perhaps we are always alone, no matter the company we keep This novel is as complex, as beautiful and mesmerizing as its cover It is astonishing, an exciting, majestic literary journey It deserves all the recognition it gets and then some It is plain and simple one of the most beautiful, unique novels I ve ever read There will be no but or or in my review The Essex Serpent is perfectCome tomorrow, if you like, to the grave I said I d go alone, but perhaps that s the point perhaps we are always alone, no matter the company we keep This novel is as complex, as beautiful and mesmerizing as its cover It is astonishing, an exciting, majestic literary journey It deserves all the recognition it gets and then some It is plain and simple one of the most beautiful, unique novels I ve ever read There will be no but or or in my review The Essex Serpent is perfection Cora Seaborne a highly symbolic surname is a young widow with an interest nay, an adoration in science and in the workings of nature She cannot stand anything she considers as superstition but is always keen to learn Prompted by a friendly couple, she travels to the parish of Aldwinter to experience the frenzy that has come with the rumors of an appearance by the Essex Serpent, a devilish Loch Ness like monster that has returned after almost 200 years Her meeting with Will Ransome, the local vic...

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    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.After the death of her husband, the intelligent young widow, Cora Seaborne, abandons her society life in London and departs for coastal Essex, accompanied by her neurotic eleven year old son and his nanny Cora s plans to recuperate are derailed when she learns of a rumor about a mythical serpent taking the lives of villagers further up the estuary Feeding her interest in natural history, she journeys to le Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.After the death of her husband, the intelligent young widow, Cora Seaborne, abandons her society life in London and departs for coastal Essex, accompanied by her neurotic eleven year old son and his nanny Cora s plans to recuperate are derailed when she learns of a rumor about a mythical serpent taking the lives of villagers further up the estuary Feeding her interest in natural history, she journeys to learnabout the serpent and makes the acquaintance of William Ransome, the stalwart priest of Aldwinter Though Cora believes the snake is real, William does not and...

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    Late Victorian England Cora Seaborne, newly widowed by a sadistic but wealthy husband, and now free to follow her interests in palaeontology, finds herself in the Essex village of Aldwinter, where rumours of a sea serpent lurking in the always conveniently foggy bay have the locals in a superstitious tizz There, she meets local vicar Will Ransome, and the two form an instant rapport, despite their supposedly opposing views and despite the fact that the vicar already...

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    4.5 This exquisite work of historical fiction explores the gaps narrower than one might think between science and superstition and between friendship and romantic love The Essex Serpent was a real life legend from the latter half of the seventeenth century, but Perry s second novel has fear of the sea creature re infecting Aldwinter...

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    We are cleaved together we are cleaved apart everything that draws me to you is everything that drives me away How I loved holding this book in my hands, with the gorgeous William Morris cover and the soft, uneven deckle edged pages While perusing this lovely volume, I revelled in the gothic atmosphere I looked forward to the intimate letters and notes sprinkled throughout the narrative I was intrigued by the mystery of the serpent, the palpable fear of those in the damp, mossy, seasideWe are cleaved together we are cleaved apart everything that draws me to you is everything that drives me away How I loved holding this book in my hands, with the gorgeous William Morris cover and the soft, uneven deckle edged pages While perusing this lovely volume, I revelled in the gothic atmosphere I looked forward to the intimate letters and notes sprinkled throughout the narrative I was intrigued by the mystery of the serpent, the palpable fear of those in the dam...

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    You might say The Essex Serpent is about the strivings and fears of the child within When we re children we have no problem whatsoever believing that a huge winged beast might live in the dark waters behind the marshlands if that s what we re told and what legend believes And as children we re always struggling to forge a bond with some companion we single out as being a kind of annunciation angel Everyone in this novel possesses a restless heart Everyone has a deep sea monster lurking benea You might say The Essex Serpent is about the strivings and fears of the child within When we re children we have no problem whatsoever believing that a huge winged beast might live in the dark waters behind the marshlands if that s what we re told and what legend believes And as children we re always struggling to forge a bond with some companion we single out as being a kind of annunciation angel Everyone in this novel possesses a restless heart Everyone has a deep sea monster lurking beneath the surface of their thoughts The underlying premise of the novel is a conflict at the heart of the Victorian age sci...

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    Well, this will certainly teach me about that old adage re books and covers I really love a Victorian floral in the William Morris mode and buttercup yellow endpapers, charming In my mind this was going to be a gothic tale of serpents and maybe some Victorian sexual repression something along those lines Certainly, serpents were mentioned, people seemed flustered about it but the entire thing lacked any kind of narrative tension or gothic edge, unless you count the odd fog Then there was Well, this will certainly teach me about that old adage re books and covers I really love a Victorian floral in the William Morris mode and buttercup yellow endpapers, charming In my mind this was going to be a gothic tale of serpents and maybe some Victorian sexual repression something along those lines Certainly, serpents were mentioned, people seemed flustered about it but the entire thing lacked any kind of narrative tension or gothic edge, unle...

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    A snake of doubt winds its way through their lives, forked tongue flicking, a subtle sneaking menace It slithers through the villagers minds, bringing their faith low, raising their superstitions high It slips through chinks in the vicar s armor, built so carefully over a lifetime It slides into our heroine s life and into that of her friend, the doctor, whispering into their minds when they are at their weakest Its brother serpent, a snake of indifference, has already claimed its victims A snake of doubt winds its way through their lives, forked tongue flicking, a subtle sneaking menace It slithers through the villagers minds, bringing their faith low, raising...

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    STRANGE NEWS, they d say, of a monstrous serpent with eyes like a sheep, come out of the Essex waters and up to the birch woods and commons I know I m going to love a book when I find myself growing very fond of the characters early on A mere fifty pages into this engrossing story, I was absolutely charmed by the most captivating of casts and wanted to know everything about them And on the final page, I felt utterly bereft as I bid them farewell.Cora Seaborne is the beating heart of this nSTRANGE NEWS, they d say, of a monstrous serpent with eyes like a sheep, come out of the Essex waters and up to the birch woods and commons I know I m going to love a book when I find myself growing very fond of the characters early on A me...

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