The Last Witchfinder

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
560
Dimensions
5.36 X 8.0 X 0.98 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060821807

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About the Author

James Morrow was born in Philadelphia in 1947. Besides writing, he plays with Lionel electric trains and collects videocassettes of vulgar biblical spectacles.

Reviews

"Read[s] like a collaboration between Charles Dickens and Henry Fielding...Morrow is long overdue for a mainstream audience."--Denver Post
"Dazzling . . . [A]n extravagant, expansive, erudite, energetic feast of information and adventure."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"Endlessly exciting ... A grand picaresque tour of England and the American colonies ... Watch out for James Morrow: He's magic."--Washington Post Book World
"[A] richly detailed, cerebral tale of rationality versus superstitious bigotry."--Fort Wayne (IN) Journal Gazette
"An exceptionally engaging and piquantly thoughtful novel."--Library Journal
"This lively and thoughtful adventuer is filled with enough satire and plot to fuel two Mark Twain tomes."--Pages Magazine
"Grim and gorgeous, earthy and erudite as well."--Seattle Times
"This impeccably researched, highly ambitious novel -- nine years in the writing -- is a triumph of historical fiction."--Booklist (starred review)
"Here are storytelling, showmanship and provocative book-club bait, all rolled into one inventive feat."--New York Times
"A book to delight fans of writers such as John Barth and T.C. Boyle. Or even Jonathan Swift."--USA Today
"Morrow seamlessly weaves fantasy with science and historical fact in one of the best novels of the year."--Rocky Mountain News
"[An] intrepid, impeccably researched epic . . . [a] tour-de-force of early America."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)