A Discovery of Witches

It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755374053

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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*Now a major Sky original production* THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. A Discovery of Witches is the first in the must-have, must-read ALL SOULS trilogy. It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches. Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew in the stunning first volume of the No.1 internationally bestselling ALL SOULS trilogy. 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. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire geneticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels... Five reasons to read A Discovery of Witches and the All Souls Trilogy 'Rich, thrilling ... A captivating and romantic ripping yarn' E L James 'Intelligent and off-the-wall ... irrestistible to Twilight fans' Sunday Times 'I could lose myself in here and never want to come out ... Utterly enchanting on every level' Manda Scott 'Exciting amounts of spells, kisses and battles, and is recounted with enchanting, page-turning panache' Marie Claire 'A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire ... an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy' Daily Mail

A Discovery of Witches

Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford's library, scholar Diana Bishop, a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage, inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of daemons, witches and vampires whose activities center ...

Author: Deborah E. Harkness

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 9780670022410

Category: Fiction

Page: 579

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Discovering a magical manuscript in Oxford's library, scholar Diana Bishop, a descendant of witches who has rejected her heritage, inadvertently unleashes a fantastical underworld of daemons, witches and vampires whose activities center around an enchanted treasure.

Shadow of Night

The #1 New York Times-bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Series. Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101578939

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 516

The #1 New York Times-bestselling sequel to A Discovery of Witches, book two of the All Souls Series. Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night takes reluctant witch Diana Bishop and vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont on a trip through time to Elizabethan London, where they are plunged into a world of spies, magic, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the School of Night. As the search for Ashmole 782--the lost and enchanted manuscript whose mystery first pulled Diana and Matthew into one another's orbit--deepens and Diana seeks out a witch to tutor her in magic, the net of Matthew's past tightens around them. Together they find they must embark on a very different - and vastly more dangerous - journey. "A captivating and romantic ripping yarn,"** Shadow of Night confirms Deborah Harkness as a master storyteller, able to cast an "addictive tale of magic, mayhem and two lovers."**

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: 162

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.

A Discovery of Witches Vol 2 of 2

Japanese edition of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9784863323308

Category:

Page: 530

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Japanese edition of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Diana Bishop, descendant of a line of witches who hide their powers, discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The discovery accidentally releases demons which she is forced to use magic, and the aid of the dangerous but enchanting vampire, to stop. Part 2 of 2. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

A Discovery of Witches Vol 1 of 2

Japanese edition of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9784863323292

Category:

Page: 518

View: 804

Japanese edition of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Diana Bishop, descendant of a line of witches who hide their powers, discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The discovery accidentally releases demons which she is forced to use magic, and the aid of the dangerous but enchanting vampire, to stop. Part 1 of 2. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

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: 224

*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.

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 ... 116 Hopkins, The Discovery of Witches, 2.

Author: Charlotte-Rose Millar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134769814

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 363

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

The dining-room door crashed behind me, locking two witches, two vampires, and a ghost inside. There were muffled sounds of outrage.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101475692

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 436

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). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! 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.

El descubrimiento de las brujas A Discovery of Witches

"El libro en el que se basa la serie"--Book sleeve.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788466332323

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 792

View: 708

Un manuscrito embrujado, una historia de amor prohibida, una protagonista que reniega de sus or�genes... Primera entrega de la trilog�a �El descubrimiento de las brujas�. En el coraz�n de la Biblioteca Bodleiana de Oxford, la apasionada historiadora Diana Bishop se topa en medio de sus investigaciones con el manuscrito identificado como Ashmole 782. Descendiente de un antiguo linaje de brujas, Diana intuye que el manuscrito est� relacionado de alguna manera con la magia, pero no quiere tener nada que ver con la brujer�a. Y despu�s de tomar algunas notas sobre sus curiosos dibujos, lo devuelve sin perder m�s tiempo a las estanter�as. Lo que Diana no sabe es que se trata de un manuscrito alqu�mico que ha estado perdido durante siglos y cuyo descubrimiento ha desencadenado que hordas de daimones, vampiros y brujas salgan a la luz de las salas de lectura de la Biblioteca. Una de esas criaturas es Matthew Clairmont, un enigm�tico genetista, amante del buen vino y vampiro milenario, cuya alianza con Diana se har� progresivamente m�s �ntima y poco a poco surgir� entre ambos una relaci�n que har� tambalear los tab�es asentados desde hace tiempo en un mundo secreto y encantado. La teor�a de la evoluci�n de Darwin no contempl� todos los seres que habitan la Tierra, pero Deborah Harkness lo ha hecho en esta emocionante e ingeniosa novela. Desde Oxford a Nueva York, y de aqu� a Francia, la magia, la alquimia y la ciencia nos desvelan sus verdaderos v�nculos en el libro definitivo sobre la brujer�a y sus poderes. Rese�a: �Una original fantas�a con toda la magia de Harry Potter o Crep�sculo... Un irresistible cuento de brujer�a, ciencia y amor prohibido.� People ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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) 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, La sombra de la noche / Shadow of Night, and concludes with El libro de la vida / The Book of Life.

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

View: 876

A fully illustrated guide to Deborah Harkness's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy—"an irresistible . . . wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy" (People). Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches,” streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! 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.

Heroines of Comic Books and Literature

Marion Gibson, “Retelling Salem Stories: Gender Politics and Witches in American Culture,” European Journal ofAmerican Culture 25, no. 2 (2006): 91. 6.

Author: Maja Bajac-Carter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

View: 472

Despite the growing importance of heroines across literary culture—and sales figures that demonstrate both young adult and adult females are reading about heroines in droves, particularly in graphic novels, comic books, and YA literature—few scholarly collections have examined the complex relationships between the representations of heroines and the changing societal roles for both women and men. In Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture, editors Maja Bajac-Carter, Norma Jones, and Bob Batchelor have selected essays by award-winning contributors that offer a variety of perspectives on the representations of heroines in today’s society. Focused on printed media, this collection looks at heroic women depicted in literature, graphic novels, manga, and comic books. Addressing heroines from such sources as the Marvel and DC comic universes, manga, and the Twilight novels, contributors go beyond the account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress. These engaging and important essays situate heroines within culture, revealing them as tough and self-sufficient females who often break the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not expect. Analyzing how women are and have been represented in print, this companion volume to Heroines of Film and Television will appeal to scholars of literature, rhetoric, and media as well as to broader audiences that are interested in portrayals of women in popular culture.


Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys

2 of , iii . 57 George ( afterwards Sir Donne , Dr. , iii . 452 Geo ) , i . xiii . - noticed , 2 - his in- , Mr. , i . ... 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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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: 724

**From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, now a major Sky original TV series** Return to the enchanting world of the All Souls trilogy for a love story like no other... 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.


Witch Hunting and Witch Trials RLE Witchcraft

II. The Discovery of Witches compiled by Michael Dalton “ partly out of the book of discovery of the Witches that were arraigned at Lancaster, ...

Author: C L'Estrange Ewen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113674004X

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 625

Originally published in 1929, the author presents a formidable collection of facts, brought together in a scholarly manner. This is an examination of the general history of witchcraft, its changing laws and legal procedures, as well as methods of interrogation and punishment. This book must be considered an essential reference work for every student of witch lore.