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Melmoth: A Novel

Melmoth: A Novel

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Author: Perry, Sarah

Brand: HarperLuxe

Edition: Large type / Large print

Format: Large Print

Number Of Pages: 384

Release Date: 23-10-2018

Details: Product Description “Masterful…scary and smart, working as a horror story but also a philosophical inquiry into the nature of will and love. Perry did as much in her richly praised novel The Essex Serpent, but this is a deeper, more complex novel and more rewarding.” —Washington Post 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 our direction. 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. . . . Review “This fever dream of a novel will prove as compelling and all-consuming as The Essex Serpent.” -- Library Journal (starred review) “[A] spine-tingling, gloriously creepy tale … this is horror done masterfully.” -- Globe and Mail (Toronto) “Haunting…Whether you want an unsettling autumnal read or a compelling piece of literary horror, this book will satisfy your craving and keep you hooked till the very last page.” -- Book Riot “Ingenious… haunting, disquieting and memorable, and showcase[s] Perry’s dazzling creative powers.” -- Minneapolis Star Tribune “Perry has crafted an atmospheric, gothic tale with the requisite bumps and shocks, but one that also asks profound and powerful questions about morality.” -- The Bookseller “Arguably the most eagerly awaited novel of the year... a playful, bona fide page-turner.” -- Daily Mail (UK) “The past few years have brought a glut of fashionably affectless and amoral fiction, to which Sarah Perry’s fierce, full-hearted books about love and ethics feel like the perfect antidote.” -- NPR Book of the Year “Perry produces work that is substantial but also light of touch, filled with ambiguity, doubt and moral seriousness, and at the same time pacy, droll, vivid.” -- New Statesman “A brilliant, spooky meditation on the sins of history…If The Essex Serpent mined Victorian history for a legend and worked it up into a romance with broader social themes, then Melmoth repeats that trick in multiple dimensions.” -- New Republic “A gothic masterwork.” -- Entertainment Weekly From the Back Cover It has been years since Helen Franklin left England for mysterious reasons. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found sanctuary. 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 hunts her prey through the ages, dooming those she captures to the damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of un-enlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as Helen wanders the cobblestone streets, she is being watched. And then Karel disappears . . . Including an unforgettable cast of characters—including a young woman in 1930s Cairo; a junior Ottoman bureaucrat during World War I; a child in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia; two brothers in Manila; and a desperate refugee from central Africa, precariously seeking shelter in 2017 London—Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent is a haunting novel of Gothic dread and moral struggle, a masterpiece of suspense, reckoning, and incandescent midnight. About the Author Sar

EAN: 9780062859686

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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