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Encyclopedia > Witches Abroad
Terry Pratchett
The Discworld series

12th novel – 3rd witches story
Outline
Characters: Granny Weatherwax
Nanny Ogg
Magrat Garlick
Locations: Genua
Motifs: Fairy tales, voodoo and tourism
Publication details
Year of release: 1991
Original publisher: Victor Gollancz
Hardback ISBN: ISBN 0575049804
Paperback ISBN: ISBN 0552134651
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Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. It is the third witches story. Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of 35 humorous fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (544x800, 304 KB)Witches Abroad cover, from http://www. ... Esmerelda Weatherwax (usually called Granny Weatherwax) is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Gytha Ogg (usually called Nanny Ogg) is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... A large sequined Voodoo dwapo or flag by the artist George Valris The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based spiritist-animist religious tradition. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victor Gollancz (April 9, 1893–February 8, 1967) was a British publisher, socialist, and humanitarian. ... The Discworld is a series of 35 humorous fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

It features the three witches introduced in Wyrd Sisters (Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick) visit Genua, on the other side of the continent, where they confront Granny's sister, Lily Weatherwax, who is manipulating people using the power of stories. A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... This article is about the novel. ... Esmerelda Weatherwax (usually called Granny Weatherwax) is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... Gytha Ogg (usually called Nanny Ogg) is a character from Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... A major subset of the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett involve the witches of Lancre. ... Genua is a fictional city from Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... This article details minor Discworld characters; characters from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett who only appear in the background, or who have only had a brief starring role. ...


The plot contains references to many fairy tales and fantasy novels, including Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and The Frog Prince. During the story the three witches, travelling in the deepest caves under the mountains, make a short encounter with some odd creature which claims to have anniversary (reference to Gollum), and later on Nanny Ogg has a house fall on her (a reference to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz). A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Fantasy is a genre of art, literature, film, television, and music that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of either plot, theme, setting, or all three. ... DeFoes Robinson Crusoe, Newspaper edition published in 1719 A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... Little Red Riding Hood talks with the wolf Little Red Riding Hood (German: Rotkäppchen) is a folktale that has changed much in its history. ... Sleeping Beauty - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Gustave Dorés illustration for Cendrillon Cinderella is a popular fairy tale; embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward, which received literally hundreds of tellings before modern times. ... The Frog Prince - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkiens universe of Middle-earth. ... // Summary Spoiler warning: Dorothy Gale is a young girl who lives on a Kansas farm with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em, and her little dog Toto. ...


There are also several references to Voodoo : there is a witch called Erzulie Gogol (Erzulie is the name of a voodoo goddess), and a zombie called Baron Samedi. A large sequined Voodoo dwapo or flag by the artist George Valris The term Voodoo (Vodun in Benin; also Vodou or other phonetically equivalent spellings in Haiti; Vudu in the Dominican Republic) is applied to the branches of a West African ancestor-based spiritist-animist religious tradition. ... In Vodun, the loa Erzulie (also Ezili, Erzulie Ge-Rouge) is the spirit of love, beauty, jewelry, dancing, luxury and flowers. ... A zombie, at twilight, in a sugarcane field in Haiti A zombie is traditionally an undead person in the Caribbean spiritual belief system of voodoo. ... In Vodun, Baron Samedi (Baron Saturday, also Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, Bawon Sanmdi) is one of the aspects of Baron, one of the loa. ...


Translations

  • Вещици в чужбина (Bulgarian)
  • Čarodějky na cestách (Czech)
  • Heksen in de Lucht (Dutch)
  • Nõiad võõrsil (Estonian)
  • Noitia maisemissa (Finnish)
  • Mécomptes de Fées (French)
  • Total Verhext (German)
  • Vége a mesének (Hungarian)
  • Hekser på tur (Norwegian)
  • Wyprawa czarownic (Polish)
  • Ведьмы за границей (Russian)
  • Veštice na putu (Serbian)
  • Brujas de Viaje (Spanish)
  • Häxor i faggorna (Swedish)
  • מכשפות בחוץ לארץ (Hebrew)
Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Novels:

The Colour of Magic - The Light Fantastic - Equal Rites - Mort - Sourcery - Wyrd Sisters - Pyramids - Guards! Guards! - Eric - Moving Pictures - Reaper Man - Witches Abroad - Small Gods - Lords and Ladies - Men at Arms - Soul Music - Interesting Times - Maskerade - Feet of Clay - Hogfather - Jingo - The Last Continent - Carpe Jugulum - The Fifth Elephant - The Truth - Thief of Time - Night Watch - Monstrous Regiment - Going Postal - Thud! Terence David John Pratchett OBE is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of 35 humorous fantasy novels and a number of shorter works by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... The Colour of Magic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the first of the Discworld series which was published in 1983. ... The Light Fantastic is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the second of the Discworld series. ... Equal Rites is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Mort is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett and also the name of its main character. ... Sourcery is the fifth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1988. ... This article is about the novel. ... Pyramids is the seventh Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1989. ... Guards! Guards! is the 8th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1989. ... Faust Eric (commonly abbreviated F^HE – see backspace) is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Moving Pictures is the name of a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. ... Reaper Man is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Small Gods is a novel by Terry Pratchett, part of the popular Discworld series. ... Lords and Ladies is a Discworld book by Terry Pratchett. ... Men at Arms is the 15th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Soul music is a combination of rhythm and blues and gospel which began in the late 1950s in the United States. ... Interesting Times is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Maskerade is a novel in the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... Feet of Clay is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett which parodies detective novels. ... Hogfather is the 20th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... Jingo is a novel by Terry Pratchett, one of his phenomenally popular Discworld series. ... The Last Continent is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1998, that parodies Australian people and culture, as well as the famous Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max movies. ... Carpe Jugulum is a comic fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett, the twenty third in the Discworld series. ... The Fifth Elephant is the 24th Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. ... This article or section should include material from [[{{{1}}}]]. Mr. ... Thief of Time is the 26th Discworld novel written by Terry Pratchett. ... Night Watch is the 27th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2002. ... Terry Pratchett is known for his combining of political and social commentary with humor, and for readable, interesting fantasy. ... Memorial of the 1986 post office incident in Edmond, OK. This article is about the violent social phenomenon. ... Thud! is Terry Pratchetts 34th Discworld novel, released in the United States of America and the United Kingdom on September 13, and it may have been released already in other countries, such as Norway [1] and Denmark. ...


Illustrated Novel: The Last Hero Young Adult Novels: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents - Wee Free Men - A Hat Full of Sky The Last Hero is a short novel of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. ... The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, published in 2001. ... The Wee Free Men is the 30th novel in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series, and the second Discworld book for younger readers. ... A Hat Full of Sky (ISBN 0-385-60736-9) is a novel written by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld, written with younger readers in mind. ...

Other books:

The Discworld Companion - The Science of Discworld - The Science of Discworld II: The Globe - The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch - The Pratchett Portfolio - The Art of Discworld - The Streets of Ankh-Morpork - The Discworld Mapp - A Tourist Guide to Lancre - Death's Domain - Nanny Ogg's Cookbook - Where's My Cow? The Discworld Companion is an encyclopedia to all things Discworldian, created by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. ... The Science of Discworld is a 1999 book written by novelist Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. ... The Science of Discworld II: The Globe (ISBN 0091888050) is a 2002 book written by novelist Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen. ... The Pratchett Portfolio is a small collection of the artistic works of Paul Kidby, illustrating the characters of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... The Art of Discworld is a descriptive book of the world of the Discworld as portrayed in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ... The first of the Discworld Mapp series, despite the authors original long-held opinion that a fantasy world could not and should not be mapped. ... The Discworld Mapp is an atlas that contains a large, fold out map of the Discworld (sold by CMOT Dibbler) drawn by Stephen Player to the directions of Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs. ... A Tourist Guide To Lancre is the third book in the Discworld Mapp series, and the first to be illustrated by Paul Kidby. ... Deaths Domain is a fictional dimension in Terry Pratchetts Discworld novels. ... Nanny Oggs Cookbook is a book of recipes and wisdom of the Discworld character Nanny Ogg by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs and Tina Hannan. ... Wheres My Cow? is a picture book written by Terry Pratchett and illustrated by Melvyn Grant. ...

Games:

The Colour of Magic - Discworld - Discworld 2 - Discworld MUD - Discworld Noir - Thud The Colour of Magic was the first Discworld computer game and so far the only one directly adapted from a Discworld novel. ... Discworld is a graphical adventure game developed by Teeny Weeny Games and Perfect 10 Productions in mid 1995. ... Discworld II: Missing Presumed. ... Discworld MUD is a free MUD based on the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. ... Discworld Noir is a computer game based on Terry Pratchetts Discworld comic fantasy novels, and unlike the previous Discworld games is both an example and parody of the noir genre. ... Thud is a board game devised by Trevor Truran, inspired by the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. ...


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Witches Abroad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (278 words)
Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991.
It features the three witches introduced in Wyrd Sisters (Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick) visit Genua, on the other side of the continent, where they confront Granny's sister, Lily Weatherwax, who is manipulating people using the power of stories.
During the story the three witches, travelling in the deepest caves under the mountains, make a short encounter with some odd creature which claims to have anniversary (reference to Gollum), and later on Nanny Ogg has a house fall on her (a reference to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).
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