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

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 ...

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755384768

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

View: 321

*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...

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.

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: 761

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 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

View: 593

Available together for the first time in the UK, the complete Sunday Times Number One bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon 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.

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

View: 516

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

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

Page:

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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: 934

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.

The Discovery of Witches

The Discoverer never travelled far for it, but in March 1644 he had some seven or
eight of that horrible sect of Witches living ... 2. Jarmara, who came in likea fat
Spaniel without any legs at all, she said she kept him fat, for she clapt her hand
on ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher: Publio Kiadó Kft.

ISBN: 9633971098

Category: Fiction

Page: 16

View: 575

The Discoverer never travelled far for it, but in March 1644 he had some seven or eight of that horrible sect of Witches living in the Towne where he lived, a Towne in Essex called Maningtree, with divers other adjacent Witches of other towns, who every six weeks in the night (being alwayes on the Friday night) had their meeting close by his house and had their severall solemne sacrifices there offered to the Devill, one of which this discoverer heard speaking to her Imps one night, and bid them goe to another Witch, who was thereupon apprehended, and searched, by women who had for many yeares knowne the Devills marks, and found to have three teats about her, which honest women have not: so upon command from the Justice they were to keep her from sleep two or three nights, expecting in that time to see her familiars, which the fourth night she called in by their severall names, and told them what shapes, a quarter of an houre before they came in, there being ten of us in the roome, the first she called was


A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

Volume 2, From Creation to the Victory of Scientific and Literary Methods J.M.
Cohen. Salmeron, on the date ... Salzburg, Bishop of, his persecution of witches,
ii, 75. Council of, its decree ... the study of, ii, 191. Effect of the discovery of, 193,
I94.

Author: J.M. Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351535153

Category: Religion

Page: 496

View: 349

Given the powerful and forthright title of Andrew Dickson White's classic study, it is best to make clear his own sense of the whole as given in the original 1896 edition: "My conviction is that science, though it has evidently conquered dogmatic theology based on biblical texts and ancient modes of thought, will go hand in hand with religion, and that although theological control will continue to diminish, religion as seen in the recognition of a 'power in the universe, not ourselves, which makes for righteousness' and in the love of God and of our neighbor, will steadily grow stronger and stronger, not only in the American institutions of learning, but in the world at large." White began to assemble his magnum opus, a two volume work first published in 1896 as A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. In correspondence he wrote that he intended the work to stake out a position between such religious orthodoxy as John Henry Newman's on one side and such secular scoffing as Robert Ingersoll's on the other. Historian Paul Carter declared that this book did as much as any other published work "toward routing orthodoxy in the name of science." Insofar as science and religion came to be widely viewed as enemies, with science holding the moral high ground, White inadvertently, became one of the most effective and influential advocates for unbelief.

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom Vol II in Two Volumes

Salt, formations of, by the Dead Sea, ii, 221, 224. Salt Lake, of Utah, explanatory
myths regarding, ii, 214. Salve against goblin nocturnal visitors, prescription for, ii
, 39. Salzburg, Bishop of, his persecution of witches, ii, 75. Council of, its decree ...

Author: Andrew D. White

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402741

Category: Religion

Page: 494

View: 406

The battle between science and religion in American popular life is as old as America itself. By the late 19th century, it had reached a fever pitch, culminating in the two-volume 1896 work A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom. The result of thirty years of research by historian and educator ANDREW DICKSON WHITE (1832-1918), a founder of Cornell University, this is White's attack on intellectually stifling religious dogma and his explication of the "conflict thesis" of outright warfare between science and religion. While scholars today generally see the situation as more nuanced, the conflict thesis remains a popular metaphor in the mind of the general public, and White's work continues to speak to us today. H.L. Mencken called this "one of the noblest monuments of American scholarship," and it will fascinate anyone who is troubled by the ongoing influence by religious authorities into secular science. In Volume II, White looks at the shift "from miracles to medicine," "from demonic possession to insanity," and other modern transformations of humanity's understanding of the world and ourselves.

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom

Salt, formations of, by the Dead Sea, ii, 221, 224. Salt Lake, of Utah, explanatory
myths regarding, ii, 214. Salve against goblin nocturnal visitors, rescription for, ii,
39. Sa zburg, Bishop of, his persecution of witches, ii, 75. Council of, its decree ...

Author: Andrew Dickson White

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412849136

Category: Religion

Page: 496

View: 758

Originally published: London: D. Appleton, 1896. With new introduction.

The Werewolf in Lore and Legend

201 Two vols., Paris, 1876. Avicenna, vol. i, pp. ... 214 Naples, MDcclxi, tom, ii, pp
. 112–13. The Lexicon ... For an account of the ordeal of swimming see The
Discovery of Witches, by Montague Summers, Cayme Press, 1928, pp. 35–40.

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122700

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 523

The first definitive work on werewolfery incorporates an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Written in a Gothic style by a venerable author of occult studies, it's rich in fascinating examples and anecdotes and offers compelling fare for lovers of the esoteric.

Dark Vengeance Vol 2

She had experienced a lot in the past several months, since San Diego and the
discovery that witches were real—and deadly. She had mourned Mace and Josh
and even Daniel, who had drawn them all into it. She had broken up with Scott, ...

Author: Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442429763

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 313

After Daniel's death, Kerry Profitt seeks refuge with Mother Blessing, who teaches Kerry the craft, but an unexpected realization changes the entire course of Kerry's hunt.


The Bibliographer s Manual of English Literature

1670 , 8vo . servations for the Discovery of Witches . ... Nassau , pt . ii . three
Witches at Feversham in Kent . ... Great TotThe strange Witches at Greenwich .
ham , 1835 , 8vo . 100 copies printed . haunting a Wench . 1650 , 4to . Nassau ,
pt . ii .

Author: William Thomas Lowndes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English literature

Page:

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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: 794

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.