The Sea Lady

The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine
The Sea Lady is a fantasy novel by British writer H.wikipedia
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Pearson's Magazine

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It was serialized from July to December 1901 in Pearson's Magazine before being published as a volume by Methuen.

Mermaid

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The intricately narrated story involves a mermaid who comes ashore on the southern coast of England in 1899.
Andersen's heroine inspired a bronze sculpture in Copenhagen harbour and influenced Western literary works such as Oscar Wilde's The Fisherman and His Soul and H.G. Wells' The Sea Lady.

H. G. Wells

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The Sea Lady is a fantasy novel by British writer H. G. Wells, including some of the aspects of a fable.

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The Sea Lady is a fantasy novel by British writer H. G. Wells, including some of the aspects of a fable.

Methuen Publishing

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It was serialized from July to December 1901 in Pearson's Magazine before being published as a volume by Methuen.

Sandgate, Kent

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The inspiration for the novel was Wells's glimpse of May Nisbet, the daughter of the Times drama critic, in a bathing suit, when she came to visit at Sandgate, Wells having agreed to pay her school fees after her father's death.

Contemporary fantasy

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In presenting a creature of legend active in the prosaic contemporary genteel English society, the book clearly falls into the definition of contemporary fantasy, at the time not yet recognized as a distinct sub-genre.

Doris (mythology)

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Feigning a desire to become part of genteel society (under the alias "Miss Doris Thalassia Waters"), the mermaid's real design is to seduce Harry Chatteris, a man she saw "some years ago" in "the South Seas—near Tonga," who has taken her fancy.

Thalassa

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Feigning a desire to become part of genteel society (under the alias "Miss Doris Thalassia Waters"), the mermaid's real design is to seduce Harry Chatteris, a man she saw "some years ago" in "the South Seas—near Tonga," who has taken her fancy.

Experiment in Autobiography

Wells wrote in Experiment in Autobiography that The Sea Lady reflected his "craving for some lovelier experience than life had yet given me."

John Clute

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According to John Clute, "Structurally it is the most complex thing Wells ever wrote, certainly the only novel Wells ever wrote to directly confirm our understanding that he did, indeed, read Henry James."

Henry James

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According to John Clute, "Structurally it is the most complex thing Wells ever wrote, certainly the only novel Wells ever wrote to directly confirm our understanding that he did, indeed, read Henry James."

Adam Roberts (British writer)

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Adam Roberts has argued that The Sea Lady was written in a kind of dialogue with James's The Sacred Fount (1901).

The Sacred Fount

Adam Roberts has argued that The Sea Lady was written in a kind of dialogue with James's The Sacred Fount (1901).

Frigyes Karinthy

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In addition to translating Wells' "The Country of the Blind" and The Sea Lady into Hungarian, Karinthy's own fiction was influenced by Wells.

Franciszka Arnsztajnowa

Her translations of H. G. Wells's The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine (published as Syrena: księżycowa opowieść in 1927), and of W. Somerset Maugham's novel The Painted Veil (published as Malowana zasłona in 1935, 2 vols.), were issued with the name of the translator fully identified.