A Mirror for Witches

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A novel written in the 1920s and set in the Salem witch-hunting days. A young girl is convinced by the spirit of the times that the accusation against her of witchcraft is true.
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A novel written in the 1920s and set in the Salem witch-hunting days. A young girl is convinced by the spirit of the times that the accusation against her of witchcraft is true.
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"... a book of so much individuality and beauty that it will be widely read and recommended." — New York Times Book Review

"It is a remarkable piece of work, a thing of beauty in itself, and a subtle study of a strange and hectic period in our history." — Chicago Tribune

Library Journal
Set in 17th-century Massachusetts, Forbes's 1928 novel takes a serious look at the menace created by the Salem witch trials. Here, Doll Bilby, an innocent young girl, is accused of witchery and becomes an outcast. Forbes highlights how ordinary things assumed a dark countenance under the umbrella of paranoia that gripped the Puritan Colonists. This edition features attractive woodcuts by artist Robert -Gibbings. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Boston Transcript
"A terrific novel."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897331548
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Series: Cassandra Editions Series
  • Edition description: Cassandra Edition
  • Pages: 215
  • Sales rank: 1,269,961
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Esther Forbes is a historian and novelist. She received the Pulitzer prize for history.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    highly recommended

    this is a masterful story, well written. the style is superior to much modern fiction of today. it 'feels' like a biography. i am interested in the sociology of the salem witch trials & have read much of the fiction & nonfiction regarding that period, and this novel is one of the best things i have read.

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