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In this fascinating book, Brian J. Frost presents the first full-scale survey of werewolf literature covering both fiction and nonfiction works. He identifies principal elements in the werewolf myth, considers various theories of the phenomenon of shapeshifting, surveys nonfiction books, and traces the myth from its origins in ancient superstitions to its modern representations in fantasy and horror fiction.
Frost's analysis encompasses fanciful medieval beliefs, popular works by Victorian authors, scholarly treatises and medical papers, and short stories from pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Revealing the complex nature of the werewolf phenomenon and its tremendous and continuing influence, "The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature" is destined to become a standard reference on the subject.
Title: Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature, The
Edition: Ex Library
Publisher: Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Press: 2003
ISBN Number: 0879728604
ISBN Number 13: 9780879728601
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 112077
Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 364 pages.