Witchcraft and the Somerset idyll: The depiction of folk belief in Walter Raymond’s novels

Owen Davies, Simon White

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Abstract

The work of Walter Raymond (1852-1931) is now largely forgotten. Yet his Somerset novels, complemented by his ethnographic writings, contain depictions of local witchcraft belief that are worthy of study in literary and historical contexts. They raise issues regarding the fictional depiction of rural life and tradition, and the value of fiction as a folkloric and historical source
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-67
JournalFolklore
Volume26
Issue number1
Early online date20 Apr 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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