Is the witches Salem 1692 fiction or nonfiction?

Nonfiction Book Review: The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff.

What genre is The Witches by Stacy Schiff?

BiographyThe Witches: Salem, 1692 / GenreA biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person’s life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person’s experience of these life events. Wikipedia

Who wrote the witches of Salem?

Stacy SchiffThe Witches: Salem, 1692 / AuthorStacy Madeleine Schiff is an American former editor, essayist, and author of five biographies; her biography of Vera Nabokov, the wife and muse of the Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in biography. Wikipedia

What is the Witches by Stacy Schiff about?

Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff, author of the #1 bestseller Cleopatra, provides an electrifying, fresh view of the Salem witch trials. The panic began early in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s niece began to writhe and roar.

Is Abigail Williams a real person?

Abigail Williams (born c. 1681, date of death unknown) was an 11- or 12-year-old girl who, along with nine-year-old Betty Parris, was among the first of the children to falsely accuse their neighbors of witchcraft in 1692; these accusations eventually led to the Salem witch trials.

Why did the witch trials end?

As 1692 passed into 1693, the hysteria began to lose steam. The governor of the colony, upon hearing that his own wife was accused of witchcraft ordered an end to the trials.

What happened to the accusers of the Salem witch trials?

More than two hundred people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, nineteen of whom were executed by hanging (fourteen women and five men). One other man, Giles Corey, was pressed to death for refusing to plead, and at least five people died in jail.

What other books are like the Crucible?


  • Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey.
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
  • The Anger of Angels by Sherryl Jordan.
  • Act of Faith by Kelly Gardiner.
  • Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin.

Is Abigail Williams beautiful?

The first thing we learn about Abigail (courtesy of Miller’s introductory character description) is that she is young and gorgeous: “Abigail Williams, seventeen…a strikingly beautiful girl” (Act 1, p. 8).