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Sarah Perry (2) (1979–)

Author of The Essex Serpent

For other authors named Sarah Perry, see the disambiguation page.

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Works by Sarah Perry

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Melmoth the Wanderer (1820) — Introduction, some editions — 1,628 copies
Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women (2017) — Contributor — 19 copies
Slightly Foxed 58: A Snatch of Morning (2018) — Contributor — 17 copies
Slightly Foxed 47: Curioser and Curioser (2015) — Contributor — 14 copies

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It was very well written and definitely had strong Victorian elements. The thought less clerk spurring a vengeful murder attempt and the lost child rediscovered by chance with a friendly poor person were pure Dickens. Even the quirky female characters were not too different from Wilkie Collin's heroines.Of course the explicit sex scenes and adultery were not as openly discussed in your average victorian work. I'm hard pressed to say why I'm not giving it more stars, it was an exploration of love in so many different forms that, to a certain extent , worked. I think the Victorian format left me wanting a more black and white story with an outright happy ending… (more)
 
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cspiwak | 169 other reviews | Mar 6, 2024 |
Beautifully written, a joy to read, but the story rambled, went on unexplained side trips and petered out. There was some interesting tension building between science and religion, belief and proof, progress and conservationism but it was abandoned.
 
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Richard_Cro | 169 other reviews | Feb 22, 2024 |
The beginning was intriguing but then the story went to a weird place. After the focus shifted to a mythical creature and a love triangle, I started losing interest. I was hoping more of the story was going to focus on Cora Seaborne's interest in science and quest for independence during the Victorian era.
 
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Ann_R | 169 other reviews | Feb 7, 2024 |
Quite beautiful writing. Evocative. Rebuilding the whole Victorian world for me without seeming precious.
 
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MylesKesten | 169 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |

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Peter Dyer Designer, Cover designer
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Natasha Gerson Translator
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Emilia Fox Narrator

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