The Witch of Salem

John R. MUSICK (1849 - 1901)

A historical novel about the Salem Witch Trials. A fantastic illustrated historical novel by the prolific American author John R. Musick. From the author’s preface:

The "Witch of Salem" is designed to cover twenty years in the history of the United States, or from the year 1680 to 1700, including all the principal features of this period. Charles Stevens of Salem, with Cora Waters, the daughter of an indented slave, whose father was captured at the time of the overthrow of the Duke of Monmouth, are the principal characters. Samuel Parris, the chief actor in the Salem tragedy, is a serious study, and has been painted, after a careful research, according to the conception formed of him. No greater villain ever lived in any age. He had scarce a redeeming feature. His religion was hypocrisy, superstition, revenge and bigotry. His ambition led him to deeds of atrocity unsurpassed. Having drawn the information on which this story is founded from what seem the most reliable sources, and woven the story in a way which it is hoped will be pleasing and instructive, we send this volume forth to speak for itself. (Summary from Authors Preface)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Chapter 00-Preface Linette
00:03:02
Play 01 Chapter 01-The Man With The Book ashleyspence
00:28:09
Play 02 Chapter 02-Pennsylvania Marty Kris
00:29:12
Play 03 Chapter 03-The Indented Slave Richard Kilmer
00:31:02
Play 04 Chapter 04-Mr. Parris and Flock Richard Kilmer
00:22:33
Play 05 Chapter 05-A Night with Witches Linette
00:24:24
Play 06 Chapter 06-The Charter Oak ashleyspence
00:19:33
Play 07 Chapter 07-Two Men who Look Alike Vira Denton
00:27:20
Play 08 Chapter 08-Moving Onward Marty Kris
00:24:44
Play 09 Chapter 09-Charles and Cora Vira Denton
00:30:24
Play 10 Chapter 10-Charles and Mr. Parris Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:27:06
Play 11 Chapter 11-Adelpha Leisler Vira Denton
00:35:51
Play 12 Chapter 12-Leisler's Fate Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:27:55
Play 13 Chapter 13-Credulity Run Mad Richard Kilmer
00:30:01
Play 14 Chapter 14-The Fate of Goody Nurse Marty Kris
00:28:36
Play 15 Chapter 15-"Your Mother a Witch!" Becky Cook
00:16:19
Play 16 Chapter 16-Escape and Flight Vira Denton
00:21:06
Play 17 Chapter 17-Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire Richard Kilmer
00:33:06
Play 18 Chapter 18-Superstition Reigns Vira Denton
00:29:12
Play 19 Chapter 19-The Woman in Black Vira Denton
00:22:52
Play 20 Chapter 20-Conclusion hearhis
00:28:29