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The Visionary Girls: Witchcraft in Salem Village
The Visionary Girls Witchcraft in Salem Village Author:Marion Starkey "The story of Ann Putnam is central to Miss Starkey's narration. In a beautifully developed characterization, she makes it possible for the reader to understand how a frail, intelligent and imaginative 12-year-old, warped by the guilts and fears of her harsh religion and the paranoid suspicions of her unbalanced mother, could be transformed int... more »o a relentless tyrant, and how she eventually could make her way back to rationality and the terrible realization of what she had done.
"Historical fact dealt Miss Starkey an unbelievably strange cast of characters. In The Visionary Girls she ha smanagede to make all of them -- not only the raving adolescents, but also their fearful, vindictive and incredibly gullible elders -- come to life as richly human people, victims all, of a terrible and tragic moment in American history. This, I think, is quite a feat." - The New York Times Book Review« less