Deliverance From Evil

Deliverance From Evil

A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials

  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781468300833
  • 320 Pages
  • Overlook Books
  • Adult


In an era of uncertain survival in the New World, the Devil himself was believed to prey on society–and his witches could be convicted by mere children. Deliverance from Evil brings to life the Salem witch trials, one of the most uncanny times in our nation’s history. Young girls in trances pointed out neighbors, leaders, relatives–over 150 people were arrested, with many hanged for their supposed sins. Frances Hill, author of A Delusion of Satan, brings her deep historical and political understanding together with her honed skills as a novelist to produce a picture of the trials both realistic and emotional. She has written an extraordinary and gripping novel of hysteria, power plays, and love in colonial America.


Praise for Frances Hill’s Previous Works:

¦Its vivid description gives the feeling that the Salem witch hunt happened five minutes ago.¦–Los Angeles Times Book Review

¦An entertaining and suspenseful drama [that is] also a cautionary tale for our times.¦ –Boston Globe ¦More dramatic [than Salem Possessed].¦ –John Updike, The New Yorker