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The Essex Serpent: A Novel by [Perry, Sarah]

The Essex Serpent: A Novel Kindle Edition

3.8 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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Length: 433 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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<i>The Essex Serpent</i> is<b> a novel to relish</b>: a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author

Had <b>Charles Dickens</b> and <b>Bram Stoker</b> come together to write the great Victorian novel, I wonder if it would have surpassed <i>The Essex Serpent</i>? No way of knowing, but with only her second outing, Sarah Perry establishes herself as <b>one of the finest fiction writers working in Britain today</b>.

A big, warm, generous novel that wears its considerable wisdom lightly, <i>The Essex Serpent</i> is <b>an absolute pleasure from start to finish - I truly didn't want it to end</b>.

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry [is]<b> a joyous and beguiling book</b> that wrapped itself around me rather like its eponymous monster.

A <b>blissful novel of unapologetic appetit</b>es, where desire and faith mingle on the marshes, but friendship is the miracle. Sarah Perry has the rare gift of committing the uncommittable to prose - that is to say:<b> here is a writer who understands life</b>.

A book to make you want to be<b> a better person.</b>

I loved this book. At once <b>numinous, intimate and wise</b>, <i>The Essex Serpent</i> is a marvellous novel about the workings of life, love and belief, about science and religion, secrets, mysteries, and the complicated and unexpected shifts of the human heart - and it contains some of the most beautiful evocations of place and landscape I've ever read. <b>It is so good its pages seem lit from within</b>. As soon as I'd finished it I started reading it again.

A sinuous historical novel by the <b>genius </b>that is Sarah Perry

An <b>historical novel with real depth</b> ... Perry writes fantastically, and this deserves attention for the rest of the year.

One day this book will make a fine BBC period drama ... Perry is a wonderful descriptive writer with a remarkable talent for making the familiar strange ... Her accounts of open-heart surgery carried out half a century before antibiotics, or an autistic child questioning the nature of sin, or a soldier's wedding in the phthisic slums of Bethnal Green, snatch the breath in your throat. Perry bleeds light into darkness and back again with a <b>mastery</b> born of her deep professional acquaintance with the gothic tradition.


The literary sensation and Waterstones Book of the Year: a thrilling and unforgettable historical novel of love and intrigue now out in paperback

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1563 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 178125544X
  • Publisher: Custom House; Reprint edition (6 June 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M0HPKE6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 starsNot what I expected but still good.
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