Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft Author:Sir Walter Scott In what must be one of the most thorough and far-ranging works on the subject, Sir Walter Scott assembled a history of communication between the living and the dead. There are not only demons mentioned here, and ghosts and witches, but fairies - all to some degree or another involving "worship of the evil principle". — Setting this volume heads ... more »above the run-of-the-mill modern books on the subjects are its intelligence and narrative power. As one might expect from Walter Scott, the accounts of demons, Bhar-geists, and fairies all have dramatic texture. The commentary is probing but not at all heavy-handed. Scott makes it evident how much his subjects have been a part of the mainstream of life (even incorporated in bits, and condoned in large, by Christianity at certain periods) and literature.
The pages of the book are full of arcane knowledge and bits of information hardly to be found anywhere else. It is with great pride that Ace Publishing Corporation presents this new edition, which follows word for word the original text.« less