The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches

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Publisher's Synopsis

A chilling, truly authoritative anthology of real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America

From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143106180
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 133.43
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 218g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 14mm