Автор: Kent Kathleen
Название: The Heretic`s Daughter
ISBN: 0230736203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780230736207
Издательство: Pan Macmillan
Цена: 812 р.
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Описание: This is a spellbinding story of family love, courage and betrayal at the time of the Salem witch trials.Martha Carrier was hanged on August 19th 1692 in Salem,
Massachusetts, unyielding in her refusal to admit to being a witch, going to her death rather than joining the ranks of men and women who confessed and were thereby spared
execution.Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and wilful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. In this startling novel, she narrates the story of her early
life in Andover, near Salem. Her father is a farmer, English in origin, quietly stoical but with a secret history.
Her mother is a herbalist, tough but loving, and above all a good
mother. Often at odds with each other, Sarah and her mother have a close but also cold relationship, yet it is clear that Martha understands her daughter like no other.When Martha is
accused of witchcraft, and the whisperings in the community escalate, she makes her daughter promise not to stand up for her if the case is taken to court. As Sarah and her brothers
are hauled into the prison themselves, the vicious cruelty of the trials is apparent, as the Carrier family, along with other innocents, are starved and deprived of any decency, battling their
way through the hysteria with the sheer willpower their mother has taught them.