The Essex Serpent

Sarah Perry
Custom House • 2017

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.
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  • Počet strán: 422 strán
  • ISBN13:9780062666376
  • Ďalšie vydania: Had z Essexu

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Cora prišla o manžela, no je to pre ňu vykúpenie. Je skôr šťastná ako smutná. Rozhodne sa so synom odísť z londýnskej spoločnosti, aby mohla začať odznova – bez trpkej minulosti, ktorá by ju doma prenasledovala. Na vidieku však zisťuje, že ani pokojný život, ktorý tam očakávala, nie je samozrejmosťou. Obyvatelia svoje mysle zamestnávajú bájnou obludou. Toto monštrum vraj trestá[...]

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Viktoriánska doba ma fascinuje. Bude ma fascinovať aj Had z Essexu? Ževraj je táto kniha dobrá. Čo si o nej myslím po prečítaní? Anotácia Píše sa rok 1893. Cora Seabornová Príspevok Had z Essexu od Sarah Perry je náročná kniha pre náročného čitateľa zobrazený najskôr Jaji bloguje.

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Autor: Sarah Perry Originálny názov: The Exxes Serpent Vydavateľstvo: Lindeni 2018 Séria: - Diel:  - Počet strán: 440 Žáner:  historický románMoje hodnotenie obálky: 5/5 Anotácia: Píše sa rok 1893. Cora Seabornová ovdovela a cíti viac úľavu než smútok. Z nešťastného vzťahu ju vyslobodila manželova smrť a umožnila jej uniknúť z Londýna, kde ju mal každý zatriedenú ako paničku z vyššej[...]

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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.