Lolly Willowes - The Power of Witchcraft in Every Woman (Feminist Classic)
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Lolly Willowes is a novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner, described as an early feminist classic. It is a satirical comedy story with elements of fantasy. It tells about a middle-aged spinster Laura Willowes who escapes from her relatives and takes up the practice of witchcraft. The whole plot of the story tells about Laura's attempt to escape from the roles the society expects from her. Yet, even when she left her brother's family and settled in a lonely village house, her nephew decides to move in with her. Infuriated Laura makes a spell to drive away the attention of the nasty relatives and suddenly a train of misfortunes persuades her nephew leave the village and his aunt's house. Laura now truly believes that every woman is a witch and is left alone to practice her favorite craft in peace.