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This is an absolutely fascinating story written in a style I haven't come across before.If you're a reader who likes reading about the Salem witch trials, you need to add this to your list pronto.

Forbes wrote this book back in the late 1920's, but the style and "voice" she used for the narrative is so authentic to the 17th century that it's almost like reading a 350 year old manuscript.It's written in 3rd person, almost like a moral/religious text primer, with elaborate and long-sentenced chapter titles and black and white woodcut prints throughout.

The story itself, concerning the life of an orphaned girl named Doll Bilby, is both pathetic and compelling at the same time.Doll's parents were both burned as witches/warlocks in Brittany and Doll witnesses their fiery deaths.An English merchant sea captain adopts Doll and takes her home to his wife, who despises Doll from day one and attributes all kinds of satanic powers to the child.The Puritan Bilby family soon leave England for the new world and settle into a small community near Salem, MA.As Doll grows into womanhood, her wild and un-Puritan-like ways set her against the rigid religious community.It doesn't help that she's also a beauty.

The narrative is written in such a way as to showcase the outrage against Doll's perceived witchcrafty-ness, while at the same time provoking in the reader the very opposite effect.The supernatural events related throughout the story can all have an alternative, logical, man-made source, but is deliberately vague as to whether Doll's alleged crimes are occult in nature, or just the product of the hyper-religious superstition, hysteria and hatred that was prevalent in the culture at that time.

Excellent, thought-provoking stuff.

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  • Publisher:Chicago Review Press
  • File: 7.7 Mb
  • Ganre: Fiction
  • Release: 01.05.2008
  • ISBN: 9780897331548
  • Pages 215
  • Rating: 4.59 (76 votes)

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