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Perry, Sarah 1979-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 116 publications in 9 languages and 3,882 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gothic fiction  Romance fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6007.U47, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah Perry
The Essex Serpent : a novel by Sarah Perry( Book )

45 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Costa Book Award Finalist and the Waterstones (UK) Book of the Year 2016." "I loved this book. At once numinous, intimate and wise, The Essex Serpent is a marvelous 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. It is so good its pages seem lit from within. As soon as I'd finished it I started reading it again."--Helen MacDonald, author of H is for Hawk. An exquisitely talented young British author makes her American debut with this rapturously acclaimed historical novel, set in late nineteenth-century England, about an intellectually minded young widow, a pious vicar, and a rumored mythical serpent that explores questions about science and religion, skepticism, and faith, independence and love. When Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend. While admiring the sites, Cora learns of an intriguing rumor that has arisen further up the estuary, 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. A keen amateur naturalist with no patience for religion or superstition, Cora is immediately enthralled, and 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. Will, too, is suspicious of the rumors. But unlike Cora, this man of faith is convinced the rumors are caused by moral panic, a flight from true belief. These seeming opposites who agree on nothing soon find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart--an intense relationship that will change both of their lives in ways entirely unexpected. Hailed by Sarah Waters as "a work of great intelligence and charm, by a hugely talented author," The Essex Serpent is "irresistible. you can feel the influences of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, and Hilary Mantel channeled by Perry in some sort of Victorian seance. This is the best new novel I've read in years" (Daily Telegraph, London)"--
Melmoth : a novel by Sarah Perry( Book )

25 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Dutch and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts--or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . "--
After me comes the flood by Sarah Perry( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms - but there's more to this strange community than meets the eye. They all know him by name, they've prepared a room for him, and claim to have been waiting for him all along. As nights and days pass John finds himself drawn into a baffling menagerie. There is Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings full of child-like wonder and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted by the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. Who are these people? And what do they intend for John? Elegant, gently sinister and psychologically complex, After Me Comes The Flood is a haunting and hypnotic debut novel by a brilliant new voice
The Essex serpent by Sarah Perry( Recording )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Cora Seaborne's brilliant, domineering husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness: her marriage was not a happy one. Wed at nineteen, this woman of exceptional intelligence and curiosity was ill-suited for the role of society wife. Seeking refuge in fresh air and open space in the wake of the funeral, Cora leaves London for a visit to coastal Essex, accompanied by her inquisitive and obsessive eleven-year old son, Francis, and the boy's nanny, Martha, her fiercely protective friend
Melmoth : a novel by Sarah Perry( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the mysterious dark robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history's darkest waters, and now, in Sarah Perry's breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent; it is heading in this direction
Die Schlange von Essex by Sarah Perry( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London 1893. Als Cora Seaborne vom Gerücht hört, der mythische Lindwurm von Essex sei zurückgekehrt und fordere die ersten Menschenleben, macht sie sich auf den Weg in den Küstenort Aldwinter. Cora, eine Anhängerin der provokanten Thesen Charles Darwins, vermutet hinter dem Sagengeschöpf eine bislang unbekannte Tierart. Auch der Vikar von Aldwinter, William Ransome, glaubt den Gerüchten nicht, und versucht, seine Gemeinde zu beruhigen. Zwischen Cora und Will entspinnt sich eine besondere Beziehung und obwohl sie in rein gar nichts einer Meinung sind, fühlen sie sich unausweichlich zueinander hingezogen. Anmutig und intelligent erzählt dieser Roman - noch vor allem anderen - von der Liebe und den unzähligen Verkleidungen, in denen sie uns gegenübertritt
After me comes the flood by Sarah Perry( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms - but there's more to this strange community than meets the eye. They all know him by name, they've prepared a room for him, and claim to have been waiting for him all along. As nights and days pass John finds himself drawn into a baffling menagerie. There is Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings full of child-like wonder and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted by the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. Who are these people? And what do they intend for John?
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death
Melmoth the wanderer 1820 by Charles Robert Maturin( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XXL-Leseprobe: Die Schlange von Essex by Sarah Perry( )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uhyret i Essex by Sarah Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Eight ghosts : the English heritage book of new ghost stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Rooted in place, slipping between worlds - a rich collection of unnerving ghosts and sinister histories. Eight authors were given after hours freedom at their chosen English Heritage site. Immersed in the history, atmosphere and rumours of hauntings, they channelled their darker imaginings into a series of extraordinary new ghost stories. Sarah Perry's intense tale of possession at the Jacobean country house Audley End is a work of psychological terror, while Andrew Michael Hurley's story brings an unforgettably shocking slant to the history of Carlisle Castle. Within the walls of these historic buildings each author has found inspiration to deliver a new interpretation of the classic ghost story."--Publisher's description
Uhyret i Essex by Sarah Perry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2018 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Confusion : Iris Murdoch, the gothic and the sense of place by Sarah Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Het monster van Essex by Sarah Perry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Engeland aan het einde van de 19e eeuw trekt een weduwe uit Londen samen met haar autistische zoontje en haar socialistische vriendin naar een dorpje in Essex waar een gevleugelde monsterslang de omgeving onveilig zou maken
Uhyret i Essex by Sarah Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Uhyret i Essex by Sarah Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

#x98;Die#x9C; Schlange von Essex Roman by Sarah Perry( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#x98;Die#x9C; Schlange von Essex . Ungekürzt by Sarah Perry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Butler, Sarah, 1979-

Perry, Sarah Grace

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