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The Burning Time
     

The Burning Time

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by Robin Morgan
 

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"A fantastic page-turner." —Historical Novels Review
 
Based on a true story of the first witchcraft trial in Ireland, The Burning Time is the riveting tale of one extraordinary noblewoman, Lady Alyce Kyteler and her fight for a country’s soul. When the Catholic Church brings the Inquisition to Ireland, Lady

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"A fantastic page-turner." —Historical Novels Review
 
Based on a true story of the first witchcraft trial in Ireland, The Burning Time is the riveting tale of one extraordinary noblewoman, Lady Alyce Kyteler and her fight for a country’s soul. When the Catholic Church brings the Inquisition to Ireland, Lady Alyce Kyteler refuses to grant them power over her lands or her people, and refuses to stop the practice of The Old Religion. Declared a dangerous heretic by the Pope’s emissary, Lady Alyce determines to fight back. Against the penalty of being burned at the stake, she risks all to protect her people, her faith, and her beloved Ireland.

The Burning Time is a vivid account of an astonishing but little-known historic figure and a gripping tale of bravery, treachery, guile, and redemption.
 
An award-winning poet, novelist, journalist and editor, Robin Morgan has published over 20 books, including the now-classic anthology Sisterhood is Powerful. One of the founders of contemporary U.S. feminism, she has been a leader in the international Women’s Movement for over 30 years.

A 2006 Book Sense Paperback Pick by the American Booksellers Association

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American Booksellers Association, 2006 "Book Sense" pick

"Reccomended Quality Fiction List 2007," by the American Library Association Feminist Task Force

"Highly Reccomended" by the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project recognizing distinguished fiction for young people

"A fantastic page-turner." —Historical Novels Review
 
 “. . .beautifully written, passionate, always interesting.” —Grace Paley
 
“The Burning Time may be about the Inquisition . . . but it’s also  frighteningly relevant today. And it would make a hell of a movie.” —Jane Fonda

 The Burning Time is a literary potion, a finely written and deeply wise book.—Eve Ensler

"Like a torch thrown into a haystack, this book illuminates the dark political night we seem to be slipping into today."—Verge

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612193069
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
101,295
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Robin Morgan is an award-winning poet and writer, author of the memoir Saturday’s Child and the best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism. One of the founders of contemporary American feminism, she is the author of numerous germinal books about the women’s movement, and editor of the classic anthologies: Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever.

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Burning Time 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Burning Time is at once epic and intimate. . . It gives the reader the privilege of a close-up view of the rituals, stories, poems, and potions of the Wiccan community and the women and men who populate it. Morgan¿s extended portrayal of the celebration of Lugnasad Eve, from the high priestess¿s self-anointing before the gathering to the final feast, is remarkable, spirited, celebratory writing. . . . The story is the thing in The Burning Time. The unstoppable course of events that makes this sophisticated book a genuine page-turner also makes it indelible, and the puzzling out of connections between our times and the Burning Time is an activity that is sure to follow this most entertaining and edifying read.'-- Nimble Spirit: The Literary Spirituality Review.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A can't-put-it-down spell-binder, rich in medieval detail and witchy potions--with memorable characters in a fight for the soul of Ireland. Jane Fonda's quote is right: it WOULD make a helluva movie! Loved it. Was sorry when it ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed this book. Ms. Morgan combined history and fiction and turned it into a real page-turner. I very rarely give a five star rating but felt this book deserved it. If you're interested in the subject matter, then I'm sure you will enjoy it also. Hope so anyway.
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