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Author Frost, Brian J.

Title The essential guide to werewolf literature / Brian J. Frost.

Published Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.93374 FROS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 364 pages ; 22 cm
Notes "A Ray and Pat Browne book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Werewolf Phenomenon -- 2. A Survey of Reference Works -- 3. The Werewolf Enters Fiction -- 4. A New Approach -- 5. The Beast Within -- 6. The Boom Years -- 7. Werewolf Anthologies.
Summary 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.
Subject Werewolves in literature.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0879728590 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0879728604 (paperback: alk. paper)