The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison
Ainsworth's 40 novels that has remained continuously in print since
its first publication. It was serialised in the Sunday Times
newspaper in 1848; a book edition appeared the following year,
published by Henry Colburn. The novel is based on the true story of
the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by
witchcraft. Modern critics such as David Punter consider the book
to be Ainsworth's best work.
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