The Third Witch

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The Third Witch
The Third Witch
Author Rebecca Reisert
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Historical, Novel
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
October 2001
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 307 p. (hardback edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-7434-1771-2 (hardback edition)
OCLC 46935837
813/.6 21
LC Class PS3618.E57 T48 2001

The Third Witch is a novel written by Rebecca Reisert. It was first published in 2001.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel retells the story of Macbeth from the perspective of one of the witches, a young girl named Gilly. It begins at an earlier point in time than the opening of Shakespeare's play, in 1050, with Macbeth on a pilgrimage to Rome. Upon his return, the tragic events of the play unfold, and Gilly swears revenge against Macbeth for murdering her father. Posing as a kitchen worker, Gilly wants to carry out her plan to kill him, and soon becomes involved in many important events from the play.