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The daylight gate
(eBook)

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[United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2013.
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"A gripping and grisly gothic tale" of Alice Nutter and the 17th century Pendle witch hunt by the Whitbread Award-winning author of The Passion ( The Guardian , UK). England, 1612. Less than a decade after the infamous Gunpowder Plot nearly took his life, King James I is paranoid about conspirators and obsessed with heresy. Across the country, laws against Catholicism and witchery are fanatically enforced. On Good Friday, deep in the woods of Pendle Hill, a gathering of thirteen is interrupted by the local magistrate. Two of their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are awaiting trial, but those who remain are vouched for by the wealthy and respected Alice Nutter. Shrouded in mystery and gifted with eternally youthful beauty, Alice is established in Lancashire society and insulated by her fortune. As those accused of witchcraft retreat into darkness, Alice stands alone as a realm-crosser, a conjurer of powers that will either destroy her or set her free.
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9780802193025 (electronic bk.), 0802193021 (electronic bk.)

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The Daylight Gate, an instant bestseller in the UK, is award-winning Jeanette Winterson's singular vision of a dark period of complicated morality, sex, and tragic plays for power in a time when politics and religion were closely intertwined. After the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, every Catholic conspirator in England fled to a wild, untamed place far from the reach of London law. On Good Friday, 1612, deep in the woods of Pendle Hill, amid baptismal pools and low, thick fog, a gathering of thirteen is interrupted by the local magistrate. Two of their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are awaiting trial, but those who remain are vouched for by the wealthy and respected Alice Nutter. Shrouded in mystery and gifted with eternally youthful beauty, Alice is established in Lancashire society and insulated by her fortune. Yet she is also plagued by rumors of a dark and torrid love affair with another woman, the matriarch of the notorious Demdike clan. As those accused of witchcraft retreat into darkness, Alice stands alone as a realm-crosser, a conjurer of powers that will either destroy her or set her free.
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Winterson, J. (2013). The daylight gate. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-. 2013. The Daylight Gate. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

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Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-, The Daylight Gate. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2013.

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Winterson, Jeanette. The Daylight Gate. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2013. Web.

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