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The Resource The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, by Imogen Hermes Gowar, (text large print)

The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, by Imogen Hermes Gowar, (text large print)

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The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes
Title
The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock
Title remainder
a history in three volumes
Statement of responsibility
by Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Language
eng
Summary
"Irish Times In 1780s London, a prosperous merchant finds his quiet life upended when he unexpectedly receives a most unusual creature--and meets extraordinary woman-in this much-lauded, atmospheric debut that examines our capacity for wonder, obsession, and desire with all the magnetism, originality, and literary magic of The Essex Serpent.One September evening in 1785, Jonah Hancock hears an urgent knocking on his front door near the docks of London. The captain of one of Jonah's trading vessels is waiting eagerly on the front step, bearing shocking news. On a voyage to the Far East, he sold the Jonah's ship for something rare and far more precious: a mermaid. Jonah is stunned--the object the captain presents him is brown and wizened, as small as an infant, with vicious teeth and claws, and a torso that ends in the tail of a fish. It is also dead.As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlors and brothels, all of London is curious to see this marvel in Jonah Hancock's possession. Thrust from his ordinary existence, somber Jonah finds himself moving from the city's seedy underbelly to the finest drawing rooms of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of the coquettish Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on--and a shrewd courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting sparks a perilous liaison that steers both their lives onto a dangerous new course as they come to realize that priceless things often come at the greatest cost."--
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Gowar, Imogen Hermes
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
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  • Seafaring life
  • Mermaids
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Voyages and travels
  • Large type books
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The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, by Imogen Hermes Gowar, (text large print)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1049575292
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859541
Lccn
2018037833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1301889
  • (Sirsi) o1049575292
  • (OCoLC)1049575292
Label
The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, by Imogen Hermes Gowar, (text large print)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1049575292
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432859541
Lccn
2018037833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1301889
  • (Sirsi) o1049575292
  • (OCoLC)1049575292

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