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The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest
     

The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest

by William Harrison Ainsworth
 

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The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison Ainsworth's forty novels that has remained continuously in print since its first publication. It was serialised in the Sunday Times newspaper in 1848; a book edition appeared the following year, published by Henry Colburn. The novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612

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The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison Ainsworth's forty novels that has remained continuously in print since its first publication. It was serialised in the Sunday Times newspaper in 1848; a book edition appeared the following year, published by Henry Colburn. The novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. Modern critics such as David Punter consider the book to be Ainsworth's best work. E. F. Bleiler rated the novel "one of the major English novels about witchcraft".

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ISBN-13:
9781494370336
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/04/2013
Pages:
772
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.54(d)

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