Publish date: July 1981
Pages no: 210
Edition language: English
In brief, the novel involves a small-town college professor who discovers that his wife is a practicing witch. A man of unshakable reason, he forces his devoted spouse to do away with all her charms and anything associated with witchcraft. Ever obedient, her purge has results that are entirely unexp...
I'm not absolutely positive how or when or where I acquired this paperback edition of Fritz Leiber's 1953 novel, but I did. I read it once in the early 1990s, but I don't think I've read it since then. I started this reread Sunday afternoon, just finished now, Tuesday afternoon. No break for upda...
I can see where this one would be (and should be) considered a classic. It’s hard to believe it was penned in 1943 as it stands up extremely well. You can see the influence Fritz Leiber has had on many of today’s modern horror authors. Well done. 3.5+ Stars
Published in 1943, this doesn't read as dated as much as true to it's period, but with delicious hints of subversion here and there. The conceit of the story is that all women are witches--men just don't know it--and are constantly engaged in covert sorcerous warfare to protect or promote their men....
In my opinion this must have been a good novel at the time it was written. I imagined it had received good critics. But unfortunally reading it today I didn't felt connected to it. First of all I think Leiber is an excelent writer. No doubt about it. But the plot suffered for what I call TimeLife. M...
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