Deliverance From Evil: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trialsby Frances Hill
Salem, Massachusetts, Winter 1692: In the parsonage of Reverend Samuel Parris, two young girls are seated by the fire and play at fortune-telling as snow falls softly outside. What starts as a game sends one of the girls into a hysterical trance, and a small town begins its descent into madness. Accusations of witchcraft would destroy lives and old scores would be settled. Over 150 people would be arrested and imprisoned, with even more accused of consorting with the devil.
In Deliverance from Evil, Frances Hill brings her deep historical and political understanding together with her honed skills as a novelist to produce a picture of the Salem witch trials both realistic and emotional.
'Its vivid description gives the feeling that the Salem witch hunt happened five minutes ago.'Los Angeles Times Book Review
'An entertaining and suspenseful drama [that is] also a cautionary tale for our times.' Boston Globe 'More dramatic [than Salem Possessed].' John Updike, The New Yorker
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Praise for Frances Hill's Previous Works:
¦Its vivid description gives the feeling that the Salem witch hunt happened five minutes ago.¦--Los Angeles Times Book Review
¦An entertaining and suspenseful drama [that is] also a cautionary tale for our times.¦ --Boston Globe ¦More dramatic [than Salem Possessed].¦ --John Updike, The New Yorker
Meet the Author
FRANCES HILL is a historian, novelist and journalist whose previous books include Out of Bounds, A Delusion of Satan, The Salem Witch Trials Reader, Hunting for Witches, and Such Men Are Dangerous.
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