THE WITCH - Mary Johnston, 1st 1914 SUPERNATURAL LOVE STORY WITCHES WITCH HUNTS
Book Details + Condition: Houghton Mifflin Company (New York). First Edition, 1914. Hardcover.442 pages, with frontis by N.C. Wyeth. Johnston, a bestselling American novelist and a women's rights advocate at the beginning of the 20th century, often combined romantic history novels with a supernatural theme. "The Witch," set in England in 1604 shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth, features village doctor Gilbert Aderhold and Joan Heron, a single woman living alone, who must deal with the witch scares and witch hunts rife in England's countryside after the death of the Queen - a situation very similar to Salem, MA, later in the century. Some shelf wear to boards; bumped and rubbed corners; wear to spine ends; interior is clean and free of marking.