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The Book of Were-Wolves

The Book of Were-Wolves

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by Sabine Baring-Gould, S. Baring-Gould
     
 

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Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to English.

The Book of Were-Wolves, one of the most cited references on its subject, is an essential and primal text on the legend of

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Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to English.

The Book of Were-Wolves, one of the most cited references on its subject, is an essential and primal text on the legend of lycanthropy. The author (Sabine Baring-Gould, a parson of the Church of England, an archaeologist, a historian, and a prolific author best known for writing the hymn ?Onward Christian Soldiers?) takes a typically nineteenth century approach to the mythology ? methodical, rational, and almost mechanistic. He details the legend in many permutations as it exists in a diversity of cultures ? and includes sensational chapters with case studies of cannibals, grave desecrators, and blood fetishists, which have a connection to lycanthropy. Also included is an extended treatment of the case of Giles de Rais, the notorious confederate of Joan of Arc who was convicted and executed for necrosadistic crimes. (Jacketless library hardcover.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587156106
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Sabine Baring-Gould (28 January 1834 - 2 January 1924) was an English Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, Lew Trenchard Manor near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel.

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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. (: