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