Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

by Chris Priestley
     
 

In 1692, two girls from a Puritan village in New England start having fits, babbling, and contorting their bodies. The girls accuse three women of tormenting them, and the women are tried and convicted of witchcraft. So begins the infamous Salem witch hunt. Young and old, social outcasts and pillars of the community, women and men—no one is safe, anyone can be

Overview

In 1692, two girls from a Puritan village in New England start having fits, babbling, and contorting their bodies. The girls accuse three women of tormenting them, and the women are tried and convicted of witchcraft. So begins the infamous Salem witch hunt. Young and old, social outcasts and pillars of the community, women and men—no one is safe, anyone can be branded a witch. No evidence is needed—in the Salem court, the word of the "afflicted" is enough to convict the accused and send them to jail. Nineteen are hanged on Gallows Hill, and four die in prison. A chilling story of fear and paranoia spiralling out of control, with terrifying results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340860564
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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