The Book of Were-Wolves

The Book of Were-Wolves

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by SABINE BARING-GOULD
     
 

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I must acknowledge that I have been quite unsuccessful in obtaining a specimen of a were-wolf, but I have found its traces in all directions. And just as the palæontologist has constructed the labyrinthodon out of its foot-prints in marl, and one splinter of bone, so may this monograph be complete and accurate, although I have no chained were-wolf before me

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I must acknowledge that I have been quite unsuccessful in obtaining a specimen of a were-wolf, but I have found its traces in all directions. And just as the palæontologist has constructed the labyrinthodon out of its foot-prints in marl, and one splinter of bone, so may this monograph be complete and accurate, although I have no chained were-wolf before me which I may sketch and describe from the life.

The traces left are indeed numerous enough, and though perhaps like the dodo or the dinormis, the werewolf may have become extinct in our age, yet he has left his stamp on classic antiquity, he has trodden deep in Northern snows, has ridden rough-shod over the mediævals, and has howled amongst Oriental sepulchres. He belonged to a bad breed, and we are quite content to be freed from him and his kindred, the vampire and the ghoul. Yet who knows! We may be a little too hasty in concluding that he is extinct. He may still prowl in Abyssinian forests, range still over Asiatic steppes, and be found howling dismally in some padded room of a Hanwell or a Bedlam.

In the following pages I design to investigate the notices of were-wolves to be found in the ancient writers of classic antiquity, those contained in the Northern Sagas, and, lastly, the numerous details afforded by the mediæval authors. In connection with this I shall give a sketch of modern folklore relating to Lycanthropy.

It will then be seen that under the veil of mythology lies a solid reality, that a floating superstition holds in solution a positive truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014495530
Publisher:
Smashbooks
Publication date:
12/26/2013
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
429 KB

Meet the Author

Sabine Baring-Gould wrote many novels, a collection of ghost stories, a 16-volume The Lives of the Saints, and the biography of the eccentric poet-vicar of Morwenstow, Robert Stephen Hawker. His folkloric studies resulted in The Book of Were-Wolves, one of the most frequently cited studies of lycanthropy. He habitually wrote while standing.

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Book of Were-Wolves 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book ive ever read, and why are there an infinite amount of coppies of this book everywhere with a different cover every time? This author needs to seriously take some time to think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah i guess you could find that guy that says hes the leader of a pack and follow him and man a leader of a pack is called an alpha im an alpha but young and need training im 14 years old and 5'9 pritty tall for my age strength is unknown speed max is 25mph pritty fast anyway i need training of controlling myself my anger spikes for no reasons and its difficult for me to fit in if you could help me ide be happy it could be a peace treaty between our packs anyway did you know the more numbers or people you have in a pack the stronger it is i have a crush and i will not say it because well she loves vamps shes a twilight fan i love her and i want to lean to control my abilities before i be with her i hope you think about it im angil by the way hope to meet an alpha a true alpha i dont have a pack yet noone in it everyone here in marysville fights and argues i am a alpha without a pack goodluck man did you know theres such thing as an alpha of alphas dont be an alpha of betas be an alpha of alphas and if you have me there wont be anyone to stop you im the only alpha in marysville sincerely angil falen and yes thats my real name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It would be epic to be a warewolf but i would totaly take advantidg of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cragg, I,Snagglefang, leader of the Fang tribe, invite you to join the tribe. So you know about me, my age is 24 moons, I have red eyes, long claws, long fangs, and have black fur. I am 5'1". I await a response on the next full moon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:look up [looks]-blue eyes human now a wolf long hair that covers eyes [mate]-none [crush]-none [other]-just ask
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the historical references and psychoanalytical philosophy. Read this and be amazed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A crime novel?
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Infromational. I reccommend this absolutely. Great book if you would love to learn about werewolves. (: