The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark Books)

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Stories of magic, superstition, and witchcraft were strictly forbidden in the little town of Salem Village. But a group of young girls ignored those rules, spellbound by the tales told by a woman named Tituba.  When questioned about their activities, the terrified girls set off a whirlwind of controversy as they accused townsperson after townsperson of being witches. Author Shirley Jackson examines in careful detail this horrifying true story of accusations, trials, and executions that shook a community to its foundations.  

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Shirley Jackson (1916 - 1965), a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as  We Have Always Lived in the Castle and  The Haunting of Hill House, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, ''The Lottery.'' Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson.

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Shirley Jackson, born in 1919, was the author of numerous books, including "Hangsman," "Life Among the Savages," and "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," For the last twenty years of her life, until her death in 1965, she lived in North Bennington, Vermont.

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