The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches

Katherine Howe

Chilling real-life bills of witches, from medieval Europe via colonial the United States, compiled via the New York instances bestselling writer of The Physick ebook of Deliverance Dane and Conversion

From a handbook for witch hunters written through King James himself in 1597, to court docket files from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper assurance of a girl stoned to dying at the streets of Philadelphia whereas the Continental Congress met, The Penguin booklet of Witches is a treasury of historic debts of accused witches that sheds mild on the truth at the back of the legends. Bringing to existence tales like that of Eunice Cole, attempted for attacking a teenage woman with a rock and buried with a stake via her center; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so frequently accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to courtroom on fees of slander; and raise Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his wisdom of witches, this quantity presents a different travel via the darkest historical past of English and North American witchcraft.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through special students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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