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The Essex Serpent

In the wake of her husband's death, Cora Seaborne leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex. There, she learns of an intriguing rumor of a fearsome creature said to roam the marshes claiming human lives. After nearly 300 years, the mythical Essex Serpent is said to have returned, taking the life of a young man on New Year’s Eve. Cora is certain that what the local people think is a magical sea beast may be a previously undiscovered species. Eager to investigate, she is introduced to local vicar William Ransome, who is convinced that the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief. These seeming opposites soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart --- an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected.

The Essex Serpent
by Sarah Perry

  • Publication Date: April 24, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Gothic, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Custom House
  • ISBN-10: 006266638X
  • ISBN-13: 9780062666383