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Sarah Perry - Az ​essexi kígyó
1893, ​London. Amikor Cora Seaborne és Francis nevű fia megérkezik Essexbe, ott az a szóbeszéd járja, hogy az egykor a lápvidéken garázdálkodó s emberéleteket követelő mitikus szörny, az Essexi Kígyó újra feltűnt Aldwinter egyházközségének partjainál. Lelkes természetbúvárként Corát tűzbe hozza a hír, hisz talán egy eleddig ismeretlen állatfaj példányáról van szó. A lény nyomait követve ismerkedik meg Aldwinter plébánosával, William Ransome-mal, akivel ellentmondásos érzelmeket táplálnak egymás iránt, míg végül a legváratlanabb módon alakítják át a másik életét. Az Essexi kígyó több irodalmi díjat kapott, megjelenése óta több mint egy éve az eladási listák elején szerepel a könyv az Egyesült Királyságban.

Sarah Perry - Melmoth ​(angol)
Twenty ​years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But her sheltered life is about to change. A strange manuscript has come into her possession. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her. Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what they've done, or be led into the darkness. Helen can't stop reading, or shake the feeling that someone is watching her. As her past finally catches up with her, she too must choose which path to take. Exquisitely written, and gripping until the very last page, this is a masterpiece of moral complexity, asking us profound questions about mercy, redemption, and how to make the best of our conflicted world.

Sarah Perry - If...
Take ​a fantastical journey where anything can happen: leaves turn into fish, cats fly with wings, humans have tails, and dreams become visible First published in 1995, Sarah Perry’s delightful picture book of “surreal possibilities” was the Getty’s first children’s title and has remained a beloved backlist classic over the course of two decades. Perry’s magical watercolors conjure up a world of limitless possibilities. Children of all ages will enjoy this romp through an inspiring, imaginative world. Reissued to celebrate a remarkable book’s 25th anniversary, this enhanced, expanded, and enlivened edition will appeal to a brand-new generation of readers.

Sarah Perry - Every ​Cradle Is a Grave
Millions ​of years ago, humans just happened. Accidents of environment and genetics contributed to the emergence of sentient beings like us. Today, however, people no longer "just happen"; they are created by the voluntary acts of other people. This book examines several questions about the ethics of human existence. Is it a good thing, for humans, that humans "happened"? Is it ethical to keep making new humans, now that reproduction is under our control? And given that a person exists (through no fault or choice of his own), is it immoral or irrational for him to refuse to live out his natural lifespan? Sarah Perry answers these questions in the negative--not out of misanthropy, but out of empathy for human suffering and respect for human autonomy. "Every Cradle Is a Grave undertakes a difficult task—to write on discomforting matters from a perspective that is socially unsanctioned. Strange as it may seem to some of us, there are scads of volumes that praise the abuses we endure in our lives. Such works have always been well thumbed, though they are only prayer-books for the purpose of worshiping misery. Sarah Perry is more honest and less perverse on the subject of suffering, treating pain as both a philosophical and a practical problem to which, it is admitted, there is no ultimate solution. Nonetheless, in her view there still remains intelligence and compassion as a means for confronting the insoluble. That is what makes this book as much a necessity as it is a rarity." --Thomas Ligotti, author of The Conspiracy against the Human Race Meaning. Value. Birth. Death. Sanctity. These subjects and others are reexamined through the lens of suicide rights and procreation ethics in Sarah Perry's Every Cradle Is a Grave. If you're at all fond of asking the truly Big Questions, this is the read you've been waiting for. Why are we here, and why do we stay? Prepare to have your assumptions dissected and turned on their heads. It's a bumpy ride, but then, so is this little journey we're on as we spin aimlessly around a sun that's destined to burn out, just as surely as each individual life will one day fall back down into the mud from which all life arises. Asking the hard questions is one thing, but hearing answers that might shake us to the core can be something else again. --Jim Crawford, author of Confessions of an Antinatalist

Sarah Perry - After ​Me Comes the Flood
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.

Sarah Perry - The ​Essex Serpent
Set ​in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890's, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way. They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of Aldwinter, and Will is the local vicar. They meet as their village is engulfed by rumours that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming human lives, has returned. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist is enthralled, convinced the beast may be a real undiscovered species. But Will sees his parishioners' agitation as a moral panic, a deviation from true faith. Although they can agree on absolutely nothing, as the seasons turn around them in this quiet corner of England, they find themselves inexorably drawn together and torn apart. Told with exquisite grace and intelligence, this novel is most of all a celebration of love, and the many different guises it can take.

Sarah Perry - Melmoth
Helen ​Franklin húsz évvel ezelőtt szörnyű bűnt követett el, amit azóta sem tud magának megbocsájtani: lelkében a felejtés és az emlékezés erői küzdenek. Furcsa kézirat kerül a kezébe. Az emberi történelem legsötétebb fejezeteiről szóló dokumentumokat tartalmazza, melyek egy fekete ruhás, könnyező szemmel és vérző lábakkal megjelenő árnyalak legendájáról szólnak. Ő Melmoth, a Tanú, egy különös szellem, aki a Földet járja szüntelen a bűn és bűnhődés megtestesítőjeként. Akinek Melmoth megjelenik, választania kell: vagy együtt él bűnével, vagy megsemmisül, és az időtlen magány és sötétség kárhozatába vezet útja... Helen úgy érzi, Melmoth őt is gyerekkora óta figyeli... a múltjával való szembesülés pedig fontos választások elé állítja. Kitűnően megírt, lebilincselő történet a kegyelemről, a megváltásról, a szeretetről és a konfliktusok kezeléséről. Az essexi kígyó sikerszerzőjének legújabb regénye! "Gyönyörű, elsöprő, ragyogó könyv." - Marian Keyes "Elképesztően komor, gazdag történetmesélés jellemzi, tökéletesen egyensúlyoz a gótikus rémképek és az ember érzelmi világának leírása között." - Francis Spufford "Misztikus, vészjósló és érzékenyen emberi. Írói bravúr." - Frances Hardinge Sarah Perry korábbi regénye, Az essexi kígyó vezette a keményfedeles könyvek bestseller listáját, az év Waterstone Könyve lett 2016-ban (Waterstones Book of the Year 2016), és elnyerte a 2017. Év Könyvének Brit Könyvdíját (British Book Awards Book of the Year 2017).

Sarah Perry - Die ​Schlange von Essex
London ​im Jahr 1893. Nach dem Tod ihres Mannes verlässt Cora Seaborne die Hauptstadt und reist gemeinsam mit ihrem Sohn Francis in den Küstenort Aldwinter. Als Naturwissenschaftlerin und Anhängerin der provokanten Thesen Charles Darwins gerät sie dort mit dem Pfarrer William Ransome aneinander. Beide sind in rein gar nichts einer Meinung, beide fühlen sich unaufhaltsam zum anderen hingezogen. Anmutig und intelligent erzählt dieser Roman - noch vor allem anderen - von der Liebe und den unzähligen Verkleidungen, in denen sie uns gegenübertritt."

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