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The Resource The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, written by Imogen Hermes Gowar

The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, written by Imogen Hermes Gowar

Label
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
written by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Title variation
Mermaid & Mrs. Hancock
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"... 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."--
Summary
When one of his trading vessels returns to 18th-century London with the remarkable body of a mermaid, Jonah gains entry into high society and falls in love with a highly accomplished courtesan, with unexpected consequences
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
From publisher website
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10660261
Cataloging source
CNWPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gowar, Imogen Hermes
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ship captains
  • Mermaids
  • Courtesans
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, written by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House, UK"--Copyright page
  • "A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
v, 487 pages
Isbn
9780062859952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-adap20180918-060
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1035945096
  • (OCoLC)1035945096
  • 530475
  • 544881
  • 544881
Label
The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes, written by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House, UK"--Copyright page
  • "A novel"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
v, 487 pages
Isbn
9780062859952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-adap20180918-060
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1035945096
  • (OCoLC)1035945096
  • 530475
  • 544881
  • 544881

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