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Michael Wigglesworth


(1631 - 1705)

Michael Wigglesworth

Michael Wigglesworth (1631–1705) was a Puritan minister, doctor and poet whose poem The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England.


The Day of Doom (1929)

A religious poem that became a best-selling classic in Puritan New England for a century after it was published in 1662.It describes the Day of Judgment, on which a vengeful God judges and sentences all people.

Author(s): Michael Wigglesworth
Illustrator(s): Wanda Gág

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