- Witches Abroad
infobox Discworld|id=12th novel – 3rd witches story
Granny Weatherwax Nanny Ogg Magrat Garlick
Fairy tales, voodooand tourism
"Witches Abroad" is the twelfth "
Discworld" novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. It is the third "witches" story.
Granny Weatherwax(introduced in " Equal Rites"), and her two associate witches, Nanny Oggand Magrat Garlick(introduced in " Wyrd Sisters"). They 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.
The plot contains references to many
fairy tales and fantasy novels, including " Little Red Riding Hood", " Sleeping Beauty", " Cinderella", and "The Frog Prince". There are also brief references to Gollum, and " The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". The characters themselves recognize and acknowledge that other stories are influencing the plot.
Another main theme is that of
Voodoo. One of the characters is a voodoo witch named Erzulie Gogol( Erzulieis the name of a voodoo goddess, Gogola Russian author who wrote about "Dead Souls" ), and a zombienamed Baron Saturday(which is an obvious reference to Baron Samedi).
*Вещици в чужбина (Bulgarian)
*"Čarodějky na cestách" (Czech)
*"Heksen in de Lucht" (Dutch, "Witches in the Air")
*"Nõiad võõrsil" (Estonian)
*"Noitia maisemissa" (Finnish)
*"Mécomptes de Fées" (French)
*"Total Verhext" (German)
*מכשפות בחוץ לארץ ("Mikhshefot BeHutz LaAretz") (Hebrew)
*"Vége a mesének" (lit. "The tale is over") (Hungarian)
*"Hekser på Tur" (Norwegian)
*"Wyprawa czarownic" (Polish)
*"Quando As Bruxas Viajam" (Portuguese)
*Ведьмы за границей (Russian)
*"Veštice na putu" (Serbian)
*"Brujas de Viaje" (Spanish)
*"Häxor i faggorna" (Swedish)
* [http://www.lspace.org/books/apf/witches-abroad.html Annotations for "Witches Abroad"]
* [http://www.lspace.org/books/pqf/witches-abroad.html Quotes from "Witches Abroad"]
* [http://www.lspace.org/books/synopses/witches-abroad.html Synopsis for "Witches Abroad"]
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