A Delusion Of Satan

A Delusion Of Satan
By Frances Hill and Wanda McCaddon
Tantor
Retail Price $16.95
Amazon Price: $13.79

Book Description: 

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.”

Review

This is a very informative and well-researched book about life amongst the early inhabitants of the greater Boston area,  and how these folks ended up imprisoning and murdering a number of their own.  Using information from many primary sources, the author tells the tale of the grisly trials and their aftermath.   It is a wonderfully detailed, and factual look into the context of the Salem Witch persecution.  The audio version only adds to the intrigue of the story as you feel the drumbeat of accusations and hallucinations that continued for months before, during, and after the Trials. If you want to immerse yourself in the world surrounding the Witch Trials, this is the audiobook for you.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

 

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