Witches and Cunning Folk in British Literature 1800–1940

  title={Witches and Cunning Folk in British Literature 1800–1940},
  author={R. Hutton},
  journal={Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural},
  pages={27 - 49}
  • R. Hutton
  • Published 2018
  • Art
  • Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural
abstract:Relatively little attention has been paid to representations of witches and cunning folk (popular magicians) in British literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There have been a few pioneering works, but they have adopted different definitions of witches, concentrated on different spans of time, and reached different conclusions (and half of them are still contained in unpublished theses). This study covers the whole period between 1800 and 1940 and operates a… Expand


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