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The Essex Serpent Read & Download ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ½ [Download] ➾ The Essex Serpent Author Sarah Perry – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk London 1893 Cora Seaborne är fortfarande ung men har just blivit änka och nu förväntar sig omgivningen att hon ska snöra åt korsetten klä sig i svart och dra sLokalbefolkningenCoras teori är att det rör sig om en oupptäckt art som hon är fast besluten att hitta och klassificera Hon finner en oväntad vän och intellektuell jämlike i traktens präst William Ransome Tillsammans söker de svaret på gåtan samtidigt som Will och Cora oundvikligen dras till varandr. What a surprisingly charming bookNominated for both The Women’s Prize and The Costa Book Award The Essex Serpent is a beautifully written book Set in 1893 Essex England we meet Cora Seaborne recently and happily widowed and William Ransome the town vicor who is dealing with rumors and superstition of a returning mythical Essex Serpent Cora an amateur naturalist develops such an interesting friendship with William Ransome At odds with each other and always with opposing views science vs religion they entertain us with their sharp dialogue Their repertoire is fascinating and at times uite hilariousSarah Penny’s book has everything to offer from a well thought out plot excellent character development and humorous dialogueHighly recommend45 out of 5 stars

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London Cora Seaborne är fortfarande ung men har just blivit änka och nu förväntar sig omgivningen att hon ska snöra åt korsetten klä sig i svart och dra sig tillbaka med en knähund i famnen Men äktenskapet var inte särskilt lyckligt och rollen som viktoriansk societetsfru passade aldrig den egensinnig. ‘’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 uniue novels I’ve ever read There will be no ‘’but’’ or ‘’or’’ in my review ‘The Essex Serpent’ is perfectionCora 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 vicar will bring forth all kinds of debates between them all kinds of contradictions between the world we think we know and the one we aren’t able to seePerry focuses on three issues The contrast between Science and Religion She doesn’t take sides a token of how skillful she is She respects both and lets the reader decide Then we have the Victorians’ obsession with everything that has to do with the supernatural and the occult and the misunderstood position of the women in the society of the era She stresses that not all women were victims of the restrictions and the norms but they had to face disbelief scorn and accusations as the price for their freedom For Cora freedom comes through the death of her husband a man as tyrannical as he was cold whose personality can be traced in Francis Cora’s son who is an intriguing child but highly unlikeable ‘’Girls and boys come out to playThe moon does shine as bright as day’’ The children form a main point of view in the book Joanna Naomi Francis see the world in their own eyes They experience the phenomena in personal ways which couldn’t be different and diverse and the interpretation sets uite a few things in motion The omens in the community are numerous People falling victims of a strange illness young girls experience a fit of unusually lively laughter the moon is full and red the crops are failing the residents sprain their ankles all too easily The children believe in the signs and try to protect the world from changing into something they don't wish to know ‘’Lighten our darkness we beseech thee O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils’’ Does the serpent exist The smell is foul the sounds otherworldly the feeling of uneasiness and restlessness has been plaguing the community Each resident finds the chance to blame everyone else but themselves and stories from the past haven’t been forgotten Perhaps the serpent stands as a symbol for the community’s narrow mindedness and fear of progress Their dusty lives constantly influence the young ones and when Cora or Luke try to put some sense into their heads they’re scorned and attacked These are people who fear darkness but in truth are in love with it They don't want it to go away because it provides them with an excuse to live ‘’We both speak of illuminating the world but we have different sources of light you and I’’ Cora and Will are worlds apart at first glance Cora is the naturalist the science lover the one who looks at nature and sees causes and effects Will sees the divine presence the Hand of God released from medieval superstitions They argue They disagree and grow closer their banter is full of well drawn arguments and sexual tension but they respect each other’s views even if they’re too proud to admit it They are against all prejudices religious and social but deep down they’re helpless They try to shed their skin and come to terms with the other’s reality but this reuires a kind of sacrifice they’re not willing to commit And they’re trapped in a world where the mob cannot be freed by their fears and nightly terrors ‘’There was a crooked man’’ he said ‘’who walked a crooked mile’’ Same thing happens with Luke whose appearance makes people suspicious of his intentions He is a doctor highly skilled highly intelligent whose offers are denied out of terror He speaks outright and faces adversity and hostility from minds that are buried in the mud where the Serpent resides Luke is the most fascinating character along with Cora Will on the other hand wellnot so muchWill is a coward He denies his moments of clarity and is afraid of his feelings Cora makes him a complete rounded character When he’s alone he becomes a shadow and yet he cannot see it or refuse to do so Cora shakes his mundane life but he prefers mediocrity His wife Stella is a pathetic woman A figure created out of boredom docility and piousness in the extreme Martha Cora’s maid is a shrew in heh most negative way possible She’s full of anger for everything and everyone she hates everyone’s existence and believes she has to constantly speak her mind which is usually wrong ad interfere in Cora’s life in a presumptuous rude vulgar manner Stella and Martha reuired a lot of patience from me in order to avoid skipping their pagesI don’t need to stress how exceptional Perry’s writing is Poetic lyrical dark Gothic There is stream of consciousness at times there are diary entries correspondence There are passages with descriptions that seemed to have jumped straight out of a tale by Poe The language may remind you of the Bronte sisters There are bloody images with a Viking blood eagle reference and there is also a hymn to the beauty of the foreboding nature Rooks and ruins waves and the moon The dialogue is perfection the moments when Perry describes the actions and the state of mind of our main characters simultaneously contain some of the most exuisite pieces of writing I’ve recently found in a novel and I have found a plethora It gives an atmosphere of darkness an eerie feeling that something is about to happen One of our characters will cross a personal limit or a new wound will occur Who knowsPerry definitely knows how to create anticipation and this is one of the most important aspects in Gothic Fiction particularly The Author’s Notes contain a ton of fascinating suggestive reads and they are jewels in themselvesFor me this book is as close to perfect as it can get Let yourself wonder in a dark coastal town and look the serpent in the eyeMy reviews can also be found on

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The Essex SerpentA The Essex PDF och frihetstörstande CoraHon bestämmer sig för att lämna storstaden för landsbygden i Essex tillsammans med sin socialistiskt orienterade väninna Martha och sin mycket speciella son Francis De hamnar i den lilla staden Colchester där rykten om ett mystiskt odjur har skapat masshysteri hos. 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 seaside village of Aldwinter Not to mention the writing oh the writingAnd I loved the characters All of them from the hunched brilliant surgeon Luke Garrett to the enlightened and captivating star fairy Stella Ransome I even felt for the plight of the miserable knife wielding attacker Samuel Hall The humanity of each character shone throughI didn't want to put the book down but now that I have finished it so uickly I am a little remorseful it is over and I am yanked out of this alluring world This world in which the natural and spiritual battle against each other uselessly Where love whether unreuited divisive undefined or wrong remains nonetheless a jewel that cannot be ignored or apologised for In this world women are beautiful and wise or they cast away their beauty and refused to be defined that way or they have important things to do in their lives than chase beauty and its rewards In this world there is a Victorian consumptive a legend of Loch Ness proportions that sends children into terrifying hysterics and a dark and impoverished London in the backdrop But am I really that far from the world Sarah Perry created It's true that people in this story gaze at sea treasures and wildflowers instead of their smartphones Other than that she created a truly accessible tale with themes and situations that are modern than one might have imagined in this gothic Victorian book that boasts the spectres of Stoker Shelley Collins and DickensFear is the serpent that slithers throughout this book's pages Fear of a monster yes But also all the secret fears that lie in our hearts The serpent mirrors our innate terror of death of what slinks damply hidden in the fog It mimics a phallic shape in matters of passion and its frightening conseuences It's the awful suspicion that one is alone and unseen leaving no prints and with nothing tethering one to the surface of the earth It is fear of our spiritual path or lack of oneThis book does not provide answers just a platform for the human heart cleaved and oh it is such a beautiful thing to behold