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The Sea Lady:  A Tissue of the Moonshine

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The Sea Lady: A Tissue of the Moonshine

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Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Baen, 2013
Hyperion Press, 1976
Methuen, 1902
Series: Ron Miller Science Fiction Classics: Book 66
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Historical Fantasy
Fantasy of Manners
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The story involves a mermaid who comes ashore in Edwardian England. Based on past knowledge gleaned from literature cast into the sea, and with the help of newly made human friends, she attempts to become part of well mannered society.


Such previous landings of mermaids as have left a record, have all a flavour of doubt. Even the very circumstantial account of that Bruges Sea Lady, who was so clever at fancy work, gives occasion to the sceptic. I must confess that I was absolutely incredulous of such things until a year ago. But now, face to face with indisputable facts in my own immediate neighbourhood, and with my own second cousin Melville (of Seaton Carew) as the chief witness to the story, I see these old legends in a very different light. Yet so many people concerned themselves with the hushing up of this affair, that, but for my sedulous enquiries, I am certain it would have become as doubtful as those older legends in a couple of score of years. Even now to many minds...

Copyright © 1902 by H. G. Wells


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