Something Wicked This Way Comes


Few novels have endured in the heart and memory as has Ray Bradbury’s unparalleled literary masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes. Scary and suspenseful, it is a timeless classic in the American canon. (1962, paperback)

The book has an added fascinating connection to the Salem witch trials. Author Ray Bradbury is a descendant of a woman accused and convicted of witchcraft in 1692 – Salisbury’s Mary Bradbury. The elderly and wealthy woman, beloved by many in her community, eluded the hangman’s noose, escaping from jail and living as a fugitive, only returning to Salisbury when the trials were over.

Acclaim for Something Wicked This Way Comes:

“A darkly poetic tale . . . It is probably Bradbury’s best work.” – Stephen King

“The stuff of nightmares.” – The New York Times

“Sinister, disturbing, masterfully told.” – San Francisco Chronicle


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Weight.66 lbs