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Author Schmitz, Anthony.

Title Darkest desire : the wolf's own tale / Anthony Schmitz.

Published Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.54 SCHMITZ    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 134 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Summary Wolf's life in the wood might he happy, except for one problem. He can't control his urge to devour children who stumble across his path. His runaway desires have made him an outcast among his peers. He lives an unhappy, solitary life - until he encounters the Brothers Grimm. Wolf is thrilled to realize that in the presence of these scholars, he can speak. The Grimms take Wolf into their camp, fill him with brandy, and poke at the source of his easily apparent unhappiness. When they learn the truth about Wolf's cravings, they propose a cure. Now Wolf must make a decision. Can the satisfaction of a "normal" life outweigh the joys of his perversion? Are his desires truly deranged, or is he simply giving full expression to his personal nature? Does he have an obligation - as his occasional companion Devil argues - to live as a unique individual in the manner to which he was born?
Ultimately, Wolf, Devil, the Brothers Grimm, an outraged Frau, and her endangered babe collide at a pool in the dark wood to settle ancient questions: Can the deepest and most perverse desires ever he overruled? Or more important, should they?
Subject Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863. -- Fiction.
Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859. -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Wolves -- Fiction.
Fairy tales -- Adaptations.
Humorous fiction.
Nature stories.
ISBN 0880016264