The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock : a history in three volumes
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New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
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Book
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First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc
v, 487 pages ; 24 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
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English
ISBN
9780062859952, 0062859951, 9781443456692, 1443456691

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"Originally published in Great Britain in 2018 by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House, UK"--Copyright page.
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"A novel"--Jacket.
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"... 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 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."--,From publisher website.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Gowar, I. H. (2018). The mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: a history in three volumes (First U.S. edition.). Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gowar, Imogen Hermes. 2018. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A History in Three Volumes. New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Gowar, Imogen Hermes. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A History in Three Volumes New York: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Gowar, Imogen Hermes. The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A History in Three Volumes First U.S. edition., Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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