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The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest

William Harrison Ainsworth

The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest is a historical novel written by William Harrison Ainsworth. The book is set in the early 17th century in Lancashire, England, and tells the story of the infamous Pendle witches. The novel is a blend of fact and fiction, and Ainsworth uses his imagination to create a compelling and dramatic narrative.The story revolves around the feud between two families, the Demdikes and the Chattox, who are accused of practicing witchcraft. The novel explores the lives of these two families, their relationships, and their involvement in the witch trials. It also delves into the political and religious climate of the time, and the role of the authorities in the witch hunts.The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest is a gripping tale of love, betrayal, and revenge. Ainsworth's vivid descriptions of the Lancashire countryside, the characters, and the supernatural elements of the story make for a compelling read. The novel has been praised for its historical accuracy and its ability to transport the reader back in time.Overall, The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest is a classic historical novel that offers a fascinating insight into the witch trials of the 17th century. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, folklore, and the supernatural.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 26th, 2006
  • Pages: 528
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.18in - 1.69lb
  • EAN: 9781428618084
  • Categories: ClassicsHorror - GeneralFairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology