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.

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 Discovery of Witches and Witchcraft

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

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher: Puckrel Publishing

ISBN: 0955635012

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 68

View: 485

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

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

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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: 258

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

Hopkins' witch-finding career began in March 1644 and lasted until his retirement in 1647.

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781542666633

Category:

Page: 24

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Hopkins' witch-finding career began in March 1644 and lasted until his retirement in 1647. He and his associates were responsible for more people being hanged for witchcraft than in the previous 100 years, and were solely responsible for the increase in witch trials during those years. He is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 300 women between the years 1644 and 1646. It has been estimated that all of the English witch trials between the early 15th and late 18th centuries resulted in fewer than 500 executions for witchcraft. Therefore, presuming the number executed as a result of "investigations" by Hopkins and his colleague John Stearne is at the lower end of the various estimates, their efforts accounted for about 60 per cent of the total; in the 14 months of their crusade Hopkins and Stearne sent to the gallows more people than all the other witch-hunters in England of the previous 160 years.

The Discovery of Witches

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1647 Edition.

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497938113

Category:

Page: 64

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1647 Edition.

Discovery of Witches Illustrated Edition

The Discovery of Witches In Answer to severall queries, lately Delivered to the Judges of Assize for the County of Norfolk By Matthew Hopkins, Witch-finder, Hopkins' witch-finding career began in March 1644 and lasted until his retirement ...

Author: Matthew Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781727024685

Category:

Page: 26

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The Discovery of Witches In Answer to severall queries, lately Delivered to the Judges of Assize for the County of Norfolk By Matthew Hopkins, Witch-finder, Hopkins' witch-finding career began in March 1644 and lasted until his retirement in 1647. During that period, he and his associates were responsible for more people being hanged for witchcraft than in the previous 100 years, and were solely responsible for the increase in witch trials during those years. He is believed to have been responsible for the deaths of 300 women between the years 1644 and 1646. It has been estimated that all of the English witch trials between the early 15th and late 18th centuries resulted in fewer than 500 executions for witchcraft. Therefore, presuming the number executed as a result of investigations by Hopkins and his colleague John Stearne is at the lower end of the various estimates, their efforts accounted for about 60 per cent of the total; in the 14 months of their crusade Hopkins and Stearne sent to the gallows more people than all the other witch-hunters in the 160 years of persecution in England.

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: 129

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.

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: 237

*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...

Study Guide

This 89-page guide for "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 43 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

Author: Supersummary

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 90

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 89-page guide for "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 43 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Desire and Acceptance Versus Fear and Denial and Discrimination Versus Inclusion.

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: 143

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.

A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches

First published in 1680, this book is an important example of the ideas and beliefs surrounding the practices of witchcraft that were used in the persecution of witches and other practitioners.

Author: John Brinley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780738765747

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 704

First published in 1680, this book is an important example of the ideas and beliefs surrounding the practices of witchcraft that were used in the persecution of witches and other practitioners. The appearance and feel of the original text is carefully reproduced, alongside photo-plates of selected original pages. Includes a foreword by Joyce Froome, assistant curator at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

All Souls Trilogy

A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, now available in an eBook bundle Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698195418

Category: Fiction

Page: 1760

View: 284

A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, now available in an eBook bundle Look for the hit TV series “A Discovery of Witches” airing on AMC and BBC America, and streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. With more than a million copies sold in the United States, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews, and spellbound legions of loyal fans. The Book of Life brings the number one New York Times bestselling series to a deeply satisfying close, and we are now pleased to offer all three books in a lavishly designed boxed set, perfect for fans and newcomers alike. And don’t forget—the series continues with book four, Time’s Convert, now available in all formats.

Discovery of Witches

Discovery of Witches By active 1612-1618 Thomas Potts

Author: Thomas Potts

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545153833

Category:

Page: 230

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Discovery of Witches By active 1612-1618 Thomas Potts


The All Souls Real time Reading Companion

Now, as The Book of Life has brought Deborah Harkness’s #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy to its conclusion, re-immerse yourself in the enchanting fantasy world she has created and enrich your experience of the heart-stopping finale.

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992964

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

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A richly illustrated real-time reading guide that brings to life the world created by Deborah Harkness in A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, retracing the events of the bestselling novels with illuminating behind-the-scenes details A world of witches, vampires, and daemons. A manuscript that holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew—the forbidden love at the heart of the adventure. The All Souls Trilogy began with A Discovery of Witches. It continued with Shadow of Night. Now, as The Book of Life has brought Deborah Harkness’s #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy to its conclusion, re-immerse yourself in the enchanting fantasy world she has created and enrich your experience of the heart-stopping finale.

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

Thomas Potts' famous account of the Pendle witch trials of 1612 is the only original source of information about the events, and in this new version historian Robert Poole makes the text accessible and usable for 21st-century readers.

Author: Thomas Potts

Publisher: Carnegie Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781874181781

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 786

In this excellent new book, well-respected historian Robert Poole presents an up-to-date version of Thomas Potts's original account of the famous witch hunt of 1612, in which 19 Lancashire witches, mostly from the Pendle area, were tried at Lancaster. Of these nineteen, three were declared innocent, five were acquitted, and eleven were found guilty, ten of whom were hanged. The Lancashire witch trials were one of the most important in Britain. Thanks to the trial clerk Thomas Potts, they are also the best known. This modern account based on Potts's original text summarizes the affair clearly and coherently. It probably provides the best, most authoritative general book about the 1612 witch hunt ever published. It is simply a modernized classic.

A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and Astrologers

With kind permission of the Museum of Witchcraft, this edition, presented by Troy Books, is transcribed from an original copy held in the Museum's research archive.

Author: John Brinley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781909602243

Category:

Page:

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First published in 1680, A Discovery of the Impostures of Witches and Astrologers by John Brinley is an important example and contemporary account of the establishment's ideas, beliefs and debate surrounding the practices of witchcraft, magic and divination that lay behind the approved persecution of witches and other practitioners. Revealed is an acceptance of the existence of witches, the reality of the Devil and the position of magic as deeply integral to everyday life, alongside a denial of the powers possessed by witches and the abilities claimed by magical practitioners such as the Cunning Folk. Belief in them is asserted to be the product of superstition, and the efficacy of their operations is attributed to the delusions and trickery of the Devil or the deceptions of the charlatan. With kind permission of the Museum of Witchcraft, this edition, presented by Troy Books, is transcribed from an original copy held in the Museum's research archive. As closely as possible, the appearance and feel of the original text is carefully reproduced, alongside photo-plates of selected original pages for reference. The present edition is issued with foreword by writer, researcher and assistant curator at the Museum of Witchcraft; Joyce Froome.