Marina Warner, 6 June 1996
Show More Tituba Reluctant Witch of Salem: Devilish Indians and Puritan Fantasies by Elaine Breslaw.
New York, 237 pp., $24.95, February 1996, 0 8147 1227 4Show More
“... The French historian Arlette Farge has described coming across a letter, written on linen in a fine strong hand, in which a prisoner, long incarcerated in the Bastille, writes to his wife, affectionately, imploringly; he adds a message, to the laundry woman who will find it among his washing, asking her to embroider a blue cross on one of his socks to tell him she has managed to pass it on ...”