Free eBook The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark Books)Author Shirley Jackson –

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 foundationsShirley Jackson , a celebrated writer of horror, wrote such classic novels as We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, The Lottery Her work has been adapted to film, television, and theater and has influenced such writers as Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Richard Matheson The Witchcraft of Salem Village (Landmark Books)

About the Author: Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco in 1916 She first received wide critical acclaim for her short story The Lottery, which was published in 1948 Her novels which include The Sundial, The Bird s Nest, Hangsaman, The Road through the Wall, We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House are characterized by her use of realistic settings for tales that often involve elements of horror and the occult Raising Demons and Life Among the Savages are her two works of nonfiction Come Along With Me is a collection of stories, lectures, and part of the novel she was working on when she died in 1965 All are currently in print Penguin Two posthumous volumes of her short fiction are Just An Ordinary Day Bantam and Let Me Tell You Random House A graphic novel adaptation of The Lottery by Miles Hyman, her grandson, was published in 2016 Farrar Straus Giroux Also in 2016 Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson Penguin Classics and an authorized biography by Ruth Franklin Shirley Jackson A Rather Haunted Life Norton.

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