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  • ISBN: 9781646220649
  • Physical Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2021.

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Simultaneously published in Great Britain by Granta Books.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    In the small English town of Manningtree in 1643, when a newcomer who identifies himself as the Witchfinder General arrives, Rebecca West must quell the rumors of covens, pacts, and bodily wants to save to save the town's women.
  • Baker & Taylor
    In a small English town in 1643, Rebecca West, when a newcomer who identifies himself as the Witchfinder General arrives, to save the women of Manningtree, she must quell the rumors of covens, pacts and bodily wants to save them all from themselves.
  • Random House, Inc.
    Wolf Hall meets The Favourite in this beguiling debut novel that brilliantly brings to life the residents of a small English town in the grip of the seventeenth-century witch trials and the young woman tasked with saving them all from themselves.

    England, 1643. Puritanical fervor has gripped the nation. And in Manningtree, a town depleted of men since the wars began, the hot terror of damnation burns in the hearts of women left to their own devices.

    Rebecca West, fatherless and husbandless, chafes against the drudgery of her days, livened only occasionally by her infatuation with the handsome young clerk John Edes. But then a newcomer, who identifies himself as the Witchfinder General, arrives. A mysterious, pious figure dressed from head to toe in black, Matthew Hopkins takes over the Thorn Inn and begins to ask questions about what the women on the margins of this diminished community are up to. Dangerous rumors of covens, pacts, and bodily wants have begun to hang over women like Rebecca—and the future is as frightening as it is thrilling.

    Brimming with contemporary energy and resonance, The Manningtree Witches plunges its readers into the fever and menace of the English witch trials, where suspicion, mistrust, and betrayal run amok as a nation's arrogant male institutions start to realize that the very people they've suppressed for so long may be about to rise up and claim their freedom.
Subject: Hopkins, Matthew, -1647 > Fiction.
Witchcraft > England > Manningtree > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Puritans > England > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Manningtree (England) > History > 17th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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