The Witch of Edmonton (Methuen Student Editions)

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Book
ISBN 10
0413532607 
ISBN 13
9780413532602 
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Publication Year
1983 
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Pages
128 
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On 19 April 1621, a woman named Elizabeth Sawyer was hanged at Tyburn. Her story was on the bookstalls within days and within weeks was adapted for the stage as The Witch of Edmonton. The devil stalks Edmonton in the shape of a large black dog and, just as Elizabeth Sawyer makes her demonic pact, the newlywed Frank Thorney enters into his own dark bargain in the shape of a second, bigamous marriage. Torn between sympathy for Sawyer and Thorney and a clear-eyed assessment of their crimes, the play was the finest and most complex treatment of witchcraft that the stage would see for centuries. - from Amzon 
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