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The Last Witchfinder

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The Last Witchfinder flies us back to that thrilling period when scientific rationalism was dropped into the great cauldron of intellectual history, boiling with prejudice, tradition, piety and fear.

The result is a fantastical James Morrow's novel about early American witchcraft pulls off so many dazzling feats of literary magic that in a /5. The Last Witchfinder tells of one woman's heroic quest to overturn the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act of Set in Restoration England and the American provinces, James Morrow's historical epic is a meticulously researched and richly detailed narrative of sorcery, science, and the sea change from the witch-hunting era to the Age of Reason.

Give James Morrow high marks for originality in "The Last Witchfinder", a gregarious, rollicking, swashbuckling (do women swashbuckle?), satirical and, at its core, enlightening tale of those pious, dour soles who persecuted witches and warlocks in 17th and 18th century England and her American colonies.

It is the adventures of Jennet Stearne /5(49).

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Directed by Breck Eisner. With Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.6/10(K). The Last Witchfinder flies us back to that thrilling period when scientific rationalism was dropped into the great cauldron of intellectual history, boiling with prejudice, tradition, piety and fear.

The result is a fantastical story mixed so cunningly with real-life details that your vision of America's past may never awaken from Morrow's spell/5. The Last Witchfinder flies us back to that thrilling period when scientific rationalism was dropped into the great cauldron of intellectual history, boiling with prejudice, tradition, piety and fear.

The result is a fantastical story mixed so cunningly with real-life details that your vision of America's past may never awaken from Morrow's spell/5(47).

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James Morrow's The Last Witchfinder is many things at once. It's both a wonderfully researched and detailed historical novel and a great adventure story. It combines philosophy, theology, and science with Indian raids, shipwrecks, and pirates.

It mixes extremely touching moments, some very sad moments, and moments of wit and humor.5/5(4). Matthew Hopkins (c. – 12 August ) was an English witch-hunter whose career flourished during the English Civil claimed to hold the office of Witchfinder General, although that title was never bestowed by activities mainly took place in East Anglia.

Hopkins' witch-finding career began in March and lasted until his retirement in Get this from a library. The last witchfinder. [James Morrow] -- Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a living in Restoration England. But when this precocious child witnesses the horrifying death of her beloved Aunt Isobel, unjustly executed as a sorceress.

THE LAST WITCHFINDER is a remarkable book. At its core lies an impassioned defense of reason as well as a very articulate assault on superstition and its potential for intolerance and abuse.

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But Morrow is far too clever to simply stack the deck. He illustrates how the dangers of arrogance and close-mindedness and jealousy can be employed for /5(24). Free download or read online The Last Witchfinder pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in May 1stand was written by James K.

Morrow. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are,/5. Click to read more about The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

All about The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers This book can only be described as historical fantasy. Morrow uses the horrific history /5(47).

THE LAST WITCHFINDER is a remarkable book. At its core lies an impassioned defense of reason as well as a very articulate assault on superstition and its potential for intolerance and abuse. But Morrow is far too clever to simply stack the deck/5(21).

Get this from a library. The last witchfinder. [James Morrow] -- Jennet Steare's father hangs witches for a living in Restoration England. But when she witnesses the unjust and horrifying execution of her beloved aunt Isobel, the precocious child decides to make.

The Last Nightfall is the final instalment in the Witchfinder series, which began with Dawn of the Demontide, and continued with Gallows at Twilight.

Each book does offer a separate story, but it's certainly meant to be read as a trilogy/5. THE LAST WITCHFINDER Clever little Jennet Stearne.

While her father Walter, self-appointed Witchfinder-General, is away on the warpath in eastern England inthe year-old is absorbing Newtonian science from her scholarly Aunt Isobel. An ambitious and bewitching gem of a book with mystery and passion inscribed on every page. "The Last Witchfinder" is the kind of rich, rollicking, episodic book in which many such changes of scenery will follow.

Jennet winds up being abducted by Nimacook Indians and then married to. An interview with James Morrow. James Morrow talks about The Last Witchfinder (a work of historical fiction set in the 17th century) and some of the key people and themes in the novel. Book reviewers have categorized your previous novels as wild Vonnegutian satires full.

― James K. Morrow, quote from The Last Witchfinder “The precise metaphysical procedures by which a book goes about writing another book need not concern us here.

Suffice to say that our human scribes remain entirely ignorant of their possession by bibliographic forces; the agent in question never doubts that his authorship is authentic.”. THE LAST WITCHFINDER is a remarkable book. At its core lies an impassioned defense of reason as well as a very articulate assault on superstition and its potential for intolerance and abuse.

But Morrow is far too clever to simply stack the deck. He illustrates how the dangers of arrogance and close-mindedness and jealousy can be employed for /5(21). THE LAST WITCHFINDER is a remarkable book. At its core lies an impassioned defense of reason as well as a very articulate assault on superstition and its potential for intolerance and abuse.

But Morrow is far too clever to simply stack the deck. He illustrates how the dangers of arrogance and close-mindedness and jealousy can be employed for /5(34). James Morrow is a full-time fiction writer and a former independent filmmaker.

His previous works include the critically acclaimed novels The Last Witchfinder, This is the Way the World Ends, Only Begotten Daughter, City of Truth, Towing Jehovah and Blameless in Abaddon. The Last Witchfinder By James Morrow Illustrated.

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James Morrow Booklist James Morrow Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Last Witchfinder; Jennet Stern is the daughter of the Witchfinder General of England during the Restoration period. Her aunt Isobel is a brilliant intellectual who teaches Jennet about science and philosophy.

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James Morrow's book The Last Witchfinder returns us to a world where divorce wasn't an option. If you wanted to be rid of your wife, you simply. The Last Witchfinder is narrated by another book, namely Sir Isaac Newton’s Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which is engaged in an eternal struggle with the most notorious of the Renaissance witch-hunting manuals – a battle fought with squadrons of paper-eating moths and regiments of booklice.

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Brand new. $ New (other) $ Pre-owned. $ Make an offer. The central conceit of The Last Witchfinder is that its narrator isn't a person, but another book, to wit Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica. Jennet Stearne's father is a witchfinder in the.Download The Last Witchfinder: na by James Morrow () and read The Last Witchfinder: na by James Morrow () online books in format PDF.

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