The Witchcraft of Salem Village

The Witchcraft of Salem Village

by Shirley Jackson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394891767
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/28/1987
Series: Landmark Books Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 119,860
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco on December 14, 1916. She first received wide critical acclaim for “The Lottery,” which was published in The New Yorker in 1948 and went on to become one of the most anthologized stories in American literature. She is the author of six novels, including The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle; four collections of short stories and essays, including Just an Ordinary Day; and two family memoirs, Life Among the Savages and Raising Demons. For many years she lived in North Bennington, Vermont, with her husband, the renowned literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman, and their four children. She died on August 8, 1965.

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The Witchcraft of Salem Village 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
dianasue More than 1 year ago
Since I am traveling to Salem this fall, I purchased this book to get a feel of the Salem witchcraft trials. I found it to be well written and am glad that I purchased it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A group of girls who meet at the house of a pastor to hear tales of witchcraft from his slave, Tituba. Trouble and pandamonium strike in the at the climax of the book when the girls claim to have been cursed by a witch! This results in court cases and even hangings! This book is definatly unforgetable. Not only does it have an amazing plot, but it follows a lot of important historical events too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always loved this era as an example of just how evil organized religion, is. The infection these cults inflict on nonconformists and the weak, helpless, and of course their favorite scape goats, (Women) in particular. Im pretty sure anyone who made it past the fourth grade is aware of the this little peice of dark history. Why do folks who write reviews on these classic stories have to rewrite the book and call it a review? It ruins it for us who'd like to read a fictionional horror version by an authors ideals. Please stop ruining it for the rest of us!
DSBA More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. It was very captivating and educational. Written in a way that really described what took place.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Witchcraft of Salem Village is aboout a group of girls who meet in their pastor's house. The pastor has a slave named Tituna ( I forget) and in the middle of the book, the girls become totured by witches. And I don't want to spoil this book for you, those who have it, but in the end, a lot of people are hanged. This book is really great if you live in Massachusetts because that's where the story takes place. Well, I'd reccomend this book for children ages 8 & up.
Cailin McCaffrey More than 1 year ago
love it