The Witchcraft of Salem Village

  • by Shirley Jackson
  • Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A detailed account of one of the strangest and most shocking episodes in American history, written by the author of "The Lottery".
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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A chilling, fascinating non-fictionalised account.

This book is perfect for anyone wishing to know a bit more about the infamous Salem witch trials, namely: how horrific the ordeal actually was, the extremes that those people got to, and the repressive, hypocritical society they lived in. For the most part, the author draws from extant trial records and correspondence, and lets the picture of mass hysteria speak for itself. Very well narrated, too.
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- EvaGM

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-10-2014
  • Publisher: Skyboat Media, Inc.