Witches and Cunning Folk in British Literature 1800-1940

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This is a survey of the way in which witches (defined as workers of evil magic) and cunning folk (defined as magicians who offer magical services for a fee) were represented in literature by British authors between 1800 and 1940, a period very much neglected by scholars interested in literary representations of magic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-49
Number of pages13
JournalPreternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural
Issue number1
Early online date1 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • witchcraft
  • magic literature


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