A Discovery of Witches

In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475690

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People). Now “[a] hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) airing Sundays on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.

Shadow of Night

*Now a major Sky TV series, A Discovery of Witches Season 2.* *Read the novel Season 2 is based on.* Fall deeper under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the captivating second volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy ...

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384768

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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*Now a major Sky TV series. A Discovery of Witches Season 2 coming soon.* *Read the novel Season 2 is based on.* Fall deeper under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the captivating second volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling. In a world of witches, daemons and vampires the fragile balance of peace is unravelling. Diana and Matthew's forbidden love has broken the laws dividing creatures. To discover the manuscript which holds their hope for the future, they must now travel back to the past. When Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont. Now the coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot. Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers...

The World of All Souls

Shadow of Night and The Book of Lifecarried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion. In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735220751

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy--"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People) A Discovery of Witches introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Shadow of Night and The Book of Lifecarried Deborah Harkness's series to its spellbinding conclusion. In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy--all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike.

The All Souls Complete Trilogy

Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete trilogy is perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Stephenie Meyer and Victoria Aveyard. 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . .

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147224298X

Category: Fiction

Page: 1904

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*Now a major Sky TV series* Read the number one Sunday Times bestselling ALL SOULS TRILOGY before you watch A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Season 2. Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete trilogy is perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon, Stephenie Meyer and Victoria Aveyard. 'This is a glorious, finely-wrought gem of a book: intelligent, thoughtful, intricate. . . Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Deborah Harkness writes as if she's the hugely more talented love child of Diana Gabaldon and J. K. Rowling' thebookbag.co.uk on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES. SHADOW OF NIGHT. THE BOOK OF LIFE. Praise for Deborah Harkness and the ALL SOULS trilogy: 'Deborah Harkness proves to be a novelist of considerable talent. My favourite series of recent years' bookabookshop.co.uk 'Intelligent and off-the-wall . . . irresistible to Twilight fans' The Sunday Times 'I fell in love with it from the very first page' Danielle Trussoni 'A spellbinding saga . . . unputdownable' Woman & Home 'Harkness has a gift for storytelling' pamreader.blogspot.co.uk A Conversation with Deborah Harkness How did you become interested in the intersection of alchemy, magic, and science? Historically, what do you see as the relationship between science and religion or mysticism? In college, I had a wonderful professor who taught a class on these subjects. To kick off the class, he asked us, 'How do you know what you think you know?' I've spent the last quarter century trying to answer that question. Because the world is a mysterious place and our relationship to it is not always clear, people have often turned to science, faith, and magic for answers. They help people find responses to the questions of, who am I and why am I here? Diana is an appealing heroine, determined, accomplished, and yet aware of her own weaknesses. In what ways, if any, does Diana reflect your own experience or personality? There are some similarities - Diana is also a historian of science, also interested in the history of alchemy, and shares some of my passions (including television cooking programs, tea, and rowing). Really, all the characters have some element of me in them. I think that's how authors create imaginary people who nevertheless feel real. The rest of Diana's character comes from a combination of qualities I admire in others, wish fulfilment, and my completion of the following statement: 'Wouldn't it be great if a heroine in a book was . . . Find out more about Deborah Harkness and read the full conversation in THE ALL SOULS COMPLETE TRILOGY.

A Discovery of Witches free exclusive chapter sampler

Free for a limited time only, this is the thrilling opening to the internationally bestselling All Souls trilogy.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472225058

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

View: 651

Free for a limited time only, this is the thrilling opening to the internationally bestselling All Souls trilogy. A Discovery of Witches will introduce you to the magical world of Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont. Look out for second book Shadow of Night, also available now, and the final instalment The Book of Life, out on July 15th 2014.

The Book of Life

'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and ...

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384806

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 250

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES HARDBACK BESTSELLER *A Discovery of Witches is soon to be a major TV series - immerse yourself in the ALL SOULS world* Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to their epic tale, following A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES and SHADOW OF NIGHT. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE After travelling through time in SHADOW OF NIGHT, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

Time s Convert

'Gripping and impossible to put down, this is Twilight for grown-ups - a wonderful read!' Katie Fforde on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Thrilling . . .

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472237366

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 607

Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Deborah Harkness returns to the spellbinding world she created in A Discovery of Witches with an unconventional love story. From human to vampire... Marcus Whitmore was made a vampire in the eighteenth century. Over two hundred years later, he finds himself in love with Phoebe Taylor, a human who decides to become a vampire herself. And with tradition enforcing separation from Marcus, Phoebe's transformation will prove as challenging now as it was for Marcus when he first encountered Matthew de Clermont, his sire. Time's Convert moves with epic sweep from the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, through the treachery of the French Revolution to a bloody finale in New Orleans. 'Gripping and impossible to put down, this is Twilight for grown-ups - a wonderful read!' Katie Fforde on A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES 'Thrilling . . . A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James on SHADOW OF NIGHT 'Rich in arcane detail, fans will relish this exotic cauldron of romantic fantasy' Sunday Mirror on THE BOOK OF LIFE In Deborah Harkness's world of witches, daemons and vampires, watch as history comes to life.

Witchcraft the Devil and Emotions in Early Modern England

94 Anon., The Lawes Against Witches, and Conjuration and Some Brief Notes
and Observations for the Discovery of Witches ... 109 Ibid., 2. 110 Anon., A
Magazine of Scandall (London: Printed for R.H., 1642), sig. A3 v. 111 Ibid., sig.
A4 r.

Author: Charlotte-Rose Millar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134769814

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading of English witchcraft, one which moves away from an older historiography which underplays the role of the Devil in English witchcraft and instead highlights the crucial role that the Devil, often in the form of a familiar spirit, took in English witchcraft belief. One of the key ways in which this book explores the role of the Devil is through emotions. Stories of witches were made up of a complex web of emotionally implicated accusers, victims, witnesses, and supposed perpetrators. They reveal a range of emotional experiences that do not just stem from malefic witchcraft but also, and primarily, from a witch’s links with the Devil. This book, then, has two main objectives. First, to suggest that English witchcraft pamphlets challenge our understanding of English witchcraft as a predominantly non-diabolical crime, and second, to highlight how witchcraft narratives emphasized emotions as the primary motivation for witchcraft acts and accusations.


The Discovery of Witches

2. Vinegar Tom , who was like a long - legg'd Greyhound , with an head like an
Oxe , with a long taile and broad eyes , who ... Immediately after this Witch
confessed severall other Witches , from whom she had her Imps , and named to
divers ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 10

View: 462


The Discovery of Witches and Witchcraft

Originally printed by John Gaule in his Select Cases of Conscience Touching
Witches and Witchcraft (1646). ... in Suffolke preach as much against their
discovery in a Pulpit, and forc'd to recant it (by the Commitee) in the same place.2
I much ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher: Puckrel Publishing

ISBN: 0955635012

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 68

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Scholarly reprint of the writings of the Witchfinder General and his accomplice.


Confessions of a Prosaic Dreamer

innocence - as - ignorance with the premeditated fraud of the “ judicious epicure ”
( 2 : 124 ) as glutton . Just as in “ Witches , and other Night - fears ” medieval law
was presented as naive in presuming to constrain physically the supernatural ...

Author: Gerald Monsman

Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 165

View: 207

More than Charles Lamb himself could ever know, the creation of Elia as his personal artistic voice was his way to endure the memories of September 22, 1796, a day of primal horror when his sister Mary in a fit of insanity killed their mother and destroyed the Lamb family. Throughout the rest of his life Lamb was faced with those memories , with deep-seated personal and career disillusionments. Yet through Elia he confronted his inner self to forge the essays that may be considered among the most brilliant and inimitable works in English letters. Gerald Monsman in this study abandons the customary chronological approach to Lamb's life in favor of a more incisive, open-ended discussion of the Elia essays. By a close textual examination of Lamb's language, he relates the essayist's use of symbol and autobiographical concerns. Monsman contends and demonstrates that "as sharply and as pertinently as any artistic voice, Elia, the most celebrated persona in the nineteenth century, focuses the problems inherent in the modern literary imagination." Elia's "textual identity is a function of the author's actual life, of losses and imperfections artistically utilized and harmonized, employed against themselves to produce the rehabilitating symbol."

Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys F R S

Done , Thomas , iv . 243 Downing , Captain , iii . 6 , 308 Donegall , Arthur
Chichester , Earl — , Emmanuel , i . 2 of , iii . ... Douglas , Janet , famous for the
Second 280 , 286 , 289 , 297 , 366 , 367 , 405 ; Sight and the discovery of witches
, . ii .

Author: Samuel Pepys

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

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A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom From miracles to medicine The early and sacred theories of disease Growth of legends of healing The life of Xavier as a typical example The Mediaeval miracles of healing check medical science The attribution of disease to satanic influence Pastoral medicine holds back scientific effort Theological opposition to anatomical studies New beginnings of medical science Theological discouragement of medicine Fetich cures under Protestantism The royal touch The scientific struggle for anatomy Theological opposition to inoculation vaccination and the use of anaesthetics Final breaking away of the theological theory in medicine

Salmeron , on the date of creation , i , | Santa Fé , Father Pablo de , on Xavier ' s
253 . alleged miracles , ii , 12 . ... Sargon , similarity between the story of ,
Salzburg , Bishop of , his persecution of and that of Moses , ii , 372 , 375 . witches
, ii , 75 . ... Effect of the discovery of , 193 , note ; 91 , note ; 265 , note ; 302 , note ;
194 .

Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion and science

Page:

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Notes and Queries

2 ] . Doctoris Mar- out of the high Almaigne , by William Harrys . Cum tini Luther
Augustiner zu Wittenbergk . [ Woodcut . ] ... 2 ] ... [ Wittenberg ? Discovery of the
Impostures of Witches and 1520 ? ] 4to . 14 leaves , without pagination . M. copy
 ...

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Category: Electronic journals

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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence

( 2 ) And , further , in consequence of the universal eagerness and zeal which
prevail for the detection of guilt , when offences occur ... of the necessity of using
testimony of suspicious witnesses for the discovery of secret crimes , —the
evidence of confessions is subject ... A case mentioned by Lord Hale , in his Pl .
Cr . See also the Confessions of Witches , 2 Howell , 1049 ; 4 Howell , 817 ; 6
Howell , 647.

Author: Samuel March Phillipps

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Evidence (Law)

Page:

View: 164


The National Union Catalogs 1963

2 Wstęp do chemli organicznej . 1 . Chemistry , Inorganic . 1 . Title QD33 . W837
78 - 224549 Witches and witch - hunters . A reprint of A treatise of witchcraft by
Alexander Roberts ( 1616 ) ; The discovery of witches , by Mathew Hopkins (
1647 ) ...

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Category: American literature

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