Thursday, October 30, 2014
This has to be one of the most classic Halloween stories and when you think about it...it's really unique? The loose inspiration for the current Fox series as well has brought it back into fashion!
This new edition from Penguin Classics contains all of Washington Irving's most interesting characters. I really enjoyed reading the actual original stories...The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has a very authentic American fall feel to it that I think is really enjoyable. I haven't read all of the stories, yet, but I'm looking forward to it! And while the giveaway is for Halloween and gives you a chance to discover this story for yourself, it's actually appropriate for the entire fall season since some of the stories are titled with Christmas :)
About the Book
Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and Conversion
From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft.
To win, just fill out the form below. You are welcome to try at winning at winning both titles.
Posted by Amy at 11:08 PM
Halloween Giveaway! The Penguin Book of Witches and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow