The Penguin Book of Witches, Paperback

The Penguin Book of Witches Paperback

Edited by Katherine Howe



This is 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Witchcraft & Wicca
  • ISBN: 9780143106180



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