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Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gévaudan - S. R. Schwalb, Gustavo Sánchez Romero

Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gévaudan – S. R. Schwalb, Gustavo Sánchez Romero

Using modern biology and history to investigate a series of grisly deaths in the countryside of 18th-century France. Something unimaginable occurred from 1764 to 1767 in the remote highlands of south-central France. For three years, a real-life monster, or monsters, ravaged the region, slaughtering by some accounts more than 100 people, mostly women and children, and inflicting severe injuries upon many others. Alarmed rural communities—and their economies—were virtually held hostage by the marauder, and local ...
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The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology - Andrew Barger

The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology – Andrew Barger

This classic werewolf anthology was picked as a Gothic Book Club Award Winner. In general, transformation of the werewolf in literature made its greatest strides in the 19th century when the shape-shifting monster leaped from poetry to the short story. It happened when this shorter form of literature was morphing into darker shapes thanks in no small part to Edgar Allan Poe, Honoré de Balzac, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Prosper Mérimée, James Hogg, ...
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The Book of Werewolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition - Sabine Baring-Gould

The Book of Werewolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition – Sabine Baring-Gould

Baring-Gould's eye-opening history of lycanthropy - the werewolf curse - delves deep into the lore, unearthing various historical cases, several of which date back to Ancient or Medieval times. The concept of a human transforming into a wolf has ancient origins, with several Greek and Roman authors such as Virgil, Ovid, Herodotus and Pliny raising the concept in their poetry and other writings. Rumors of sorcery that could induce a human to change was attributed ...
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The Werewolf in Lore and Legend - Montague Summers

The Werewolf in Lore and Legend – Montague Summers

Written by a venerable author of occult studies, The Werewolf in Lore and Legend is the first definitive book on werewolfery and the remarkable successor to Montague Summers's popular work, The Vampire. Unsurpassed in its sheer scope and depth, it employs an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore from throughout Europe to powerfully portray the horror associated with belief in werewolves. Summers adopts a comprehensive theological and philosophical approach, cataloging a series of literary ...
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Werewolves: The horrific truth behind the legend - Zachary Graves

Werewolves: The horrific truth behind the legend – Zachary Graves

This book explores the myths and the legends of this fantastical creature and questions the many realities behind the fantasies. Was it easier for society to blame serial murders on a demonic hairy beast with ravaging fangs than to admit a human being could commit such atrocities? Whatever the case, werewolves continue to live on and have been the stars of literature and film for decades. They are the sensitive bad boys of the monster ...
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