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Robert Calef

(1648—1719)


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(1648–1719), Boston merchant, author of More Wonders of the Invisible World (London, 1700), a well-documented, bitterly satiric attack on those responsible for the Salem witchcraft trials (1692), particularly Cotton Mather, who replied in Some Few Remarks upon a Scandalous Book (1701). Increase Mather is said to have ordered Calef's book burned in the Harvard Yard.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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