The Question and Answer section for The Devil and Tom Walker is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The Devil and Tom Walker is set in the early 1700s, in the New England colonies.
Wealth is supposed to be the opposite of godliness and charity but most puritans in the village were rather hypocritical.
The main message of this story and others like it is that you cannot cheat the Devil. Evil bargains reap evil results.