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The Lancashire Witches

The Lancashire Witches

by William Harrison Ainsworth
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A Romance of Pendle Forest.

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ISBN-13: 9781598183344
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Pages: 548
Sales rank: 800,143
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881.

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The Lancashire Witches 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really fascinating account of the Pendle witches. A very entertaining read.