University of Wisconsin Press, 2003 Paper: 978-0-87972-860-1 | eISBN: 978-0-87972-886-1 | Cloth: 978-0-87972-859-5 Library of Congress Classification PN56.W45F76 2003 Dewey Decimal Classification 809.93374
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
Brian J. Frost is the author of Book of the Werewolf and The Monster with a Thousand Faces: Guises of the Vampire in Myth and Literature.
"Both a superior source of research and a fun read!"—Gary Hoppenstand, Michigan State University
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Table of Contents
Part 1. The Werewolf Phenomenon 3
Reference Works 000
Part 2. The Werewolf Theme in Fiction 000
Classical and Medieval Stories 000
Nineteenth-Century Stories 000
Twentieth-Century Stories 000
Monster Delights 000
The Birth of a Classic 000
Shifting Tastes 000
Changing with the Times 000
A Change for the Better 000
A Howling Success 000
Love at First Bite 000
Growing Up with Monsters 000
Werewolf Anthologies 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Werewolves in literature, Literature, Modern History and criticism
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