Lois the Witch : and Other Stories
Fear of Satan becomes murder in the name of God. Newly orphaned, the God-fearing and heart-broken Lois is sent across the Atlantic to live with her uncle's family in Salem, but on her arrival she finds herself the object of cruel hostility, potent jealousy and mad desire. When the local Pastor's daughters are contorted and convulsed by apparently satanic powers, the whole town is whipped into a hysterical witch hunt. And when Lois' cousins start to resent her presence in their household, life becomes precarious and an old woman's curse returns to haunt her.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 110 x 180 x 18mm | 181.44g
- 02 Oct 2008
- Penguin Books Ltd
- PENGUIN CLASSICS
- London, United Kingdom
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About Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell (1810 - 65) was born in London, but grew up in the north of England in the village of Knutsford. In 1832 she married the Rev. William Gaskell and had four daughters, and one son who died in infancy. Her first novel, Mary Barton, was published in 1848 and won the attention of Charles Dickens: most of her later work was publish in his journals. She was also a lifelong friend of Charlotte Bronte, whose biography she wrote, as well as her many novels and short stories.