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A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials

A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials


Book Overview: A Delusion Of Satan: The Full Story Of The Salem Witch Trials

This acclaimed history illuminates the horrifying episode of Salem with visceral clarity, from those who fanned the crisis to satisfy personal vendettas to the four-year-old "witch" chained to a dank prison wall in darkness till she went mad. Antonia Fraser called it "a grisly read and an engrossing one."

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PublisherDa Capo Press
Publication Date2002
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Frances Hill is a distinguished author and historian, renowned for her captivating portrayals of historical and supernatural events. Born in London and educated at Stancliffe Hall and later at Royal Holloway College, a constituent college of the University of London, Hill's academic background laid a strong foundation for her career. She has lived in the US for several years, where she continued her writing endeavors and further cultivated her narrative prowess. Hill has achieved acclaim for her poignant narratives addressing the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Books such as "A Delusion of Satan" and "The Salem Witch Trials Reader" have secured her position as a prominent figure in the field. Her recounting of the trials serves as an intriguing exploration of mass hysteria, illuminating the complex nature of human psychology and the consequences of fear-induced prejudice. Aside from her work on the witch trials, Hill's writing portfolio includes a broad range of genres, encompassing biographies, mysteries, and even children's novels. Despite the diversity in her writing styles and subjects, her work always maintains an unfaltering commitment to meticulously thorough research and an engrossing storytelling style. Over the years, she has won the admiration of readers and critics alike for her thought-provoking content, earning her a place as one of the most respected authors in contemporary literature.

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