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Melmoth

(2018)
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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....

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Striking in form and brave in the questions it asks of us all, moving and terribly beautiful, Melmoth left me troubled and haunted for weeks." - Sam Guglani

"Mythic, ominous and sensitively human, Melmoth is haunting in all the best ways... including the disquieting ones." - Frances Hardinge

"Richly atmospheric, daring and surprising, Melmoth seals Sarah Perry's place as chief architect of literature's gothic revival." - Melissa Harrison

"Sarah Perry is a wonderful writer, the real thing. Her new novel Melmoth packs a punch of atmosphere, creepiness, fear and melancholy. I am going to move it off my bedside table because it is haunting my sleep." - Susan Hill

"This is a beautiful, devastating, brilliant book. It affected me so much I was shaking after I read it. The exquisite, immersive writing compelled me to keep reading even through the horrors described." - Marian Keyes

"Astonishingly dark, rich storytelling, exquisitely balanced between gothic shocks and emotional truth." - Francis Spufford


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Used availability for Sarah Perry's Melmoth

Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 0-06-285639-1 / 978-0-06-285639-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Custom House
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October 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Melmoth: Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-78816-065-7 / 978-1-78816-065-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Melmoth: Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-78816-067-3 / 978-1-78816-067-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 0-06-285640-5 / 978-0-06-285640-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Custom House
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 0-06-285968-4 / 978-0-06-285968-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 0-06-285642-1 / 978-0-06-285642-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Special Sales Promotion
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): SARAH PERRY
ISBN: 1-78816-066-5 / 978-1-78816-066-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: SERPENTS TAIL
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

November 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-4894-6447-6 / 978-1-4894-6447-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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November 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-4894-6448-4 / 978-1-4894-6448-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Melmoth
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-982553-61-8 / 978-1-982553-61-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-982553-62-6 / 978-1-982553-62-3
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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October 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
ISBN: 1-982553-63-4 / 978-1-982553-63-0
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Melmoth: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Custom House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Melmoth: Sunday Times Bestseller
Author(s): Sarah Perry
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU