The Salem Belle is a historical novel, a tale of vengeance and superstition set against the Salem witchcraft tragedy of 1692. Rejected by the beautiful Mary—“the Salem belle”—the bitter Trellison accuses her of witchcraft, mistakenly thinking himself motivated by religious faith. She is quickly tried and convicted, and her brother James and her fiancé, Walter, must try to rescue the persecuted woman. Engaging in its own right, The Salem Belle invites renewed interest because it is a critical source for Nathaniel Hawthorne's masterwork, The Scarlet Letter. Hawthorne transformed three scenes from Wheelwright's novel for his own. In so doing, Hawthorne covertly elaborated his lifelong theme: original sin and the possibility of redemption. Hawthorne scholar Richard Kopley, who has recovered The Salem Belle for twenty-first-century literary study, introduces and annotates Wheelwright's novel, providing relevant historical details as well as pertinent details about Wheelwright's life and reading. Kopley also furnishes three appendixes that will facilitate understanding of The Salem Belle and further analysis of its place in American literary history.
'An invigorating challenge. The reader indeed finds in it entertainment, emotions and intrigue, but also reflection and thought on grave issues.'—Lluís Satorras, BabeliaRiddled with problems, Joanes has to travel to the Mayan Ribera to attend his father-in-law's new wedding. There, forced to leave the hotel due to a hurricane alert, on his trip toward safer ground he has a chance encounter with an old college professor, whom he blames for the failure of his career. It will be Joanes'opportunity to settle accounts with him.Jon Bilbao is a Spanish literary writer and translator who lives in Bilbao, Spain.
Mothers and daughters--Fiction, Revenge--Fiction, and Betrayal--Fiction
Honor's Shadow is a story of betrayal and revenge. Dr Honor Sinclair, a psychiatrist and therapist, is forced to confront a long buried betrayal, when several small events converge to awaken disturbing memories. An anniversary of loss, a newspaper article about someone from her past, a new therapy client distraught by her husband's infidelity. How can Honor control her own pressing emotions and desires, as she attempts to contain the vengeful impulses of Tisi, her strange new client?'Voula Grand is a writer to watch. Honor's Shadow, nourished by its author's professional work as a psychologist, grows to become a quite original and haunting work of fiction. It is rare for a first book to manage the difficult trick of being both wise and gripping so successfully.'- John Mitchinson, co-author of The QI Book of General Ignorance'Voula's experience as a psychologist is evident in the way she expertly gets under the skin of the characters she portrays. One is hooked from the first page, the twists and turns of the plot keep you guessing right up to the end.'- Leonie Mellinger, communication skills coach'Voula Grand's work combines a raw emotional honesty with a psychologist's insight into the human psyche. This novel is at once a real page-turner and a highly original portrait of the nature of betrayal. A must-read.'- Jacqui Lofthouse, author of Bluethroat Morning'A tale woven with twists and turns and compelling characters. You won't be able to put it down.'- Vanessa Woolley, Presenter, Marlow FM Book Club'This compelling psychological drama had me gripped from the first page. The past erupts with life-changing consequences for the characters in a powerful tale of retribution and justice. I couldn't put it down.'- Sally Potter, relationship therapist