Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Devil in Massachusetts

This is a riveting account of the Salem Witch Trials. Marion Starkey includes just the right amount of detail to portray all the elements of this horrifying story. From the hysteria spun out of fanaticism to the economic and social background that provided a fertile ground, the events unfold in a way that kept this reader spellbound. There may be more recent accounts that cover more details, but this is the classic telling of this tale of witchcraft and evil.

The Devil in Massachusetts by Marion Starkey, Time Reading Program, New York. 1963.

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