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Originally published in 1865, this highly unusual book will appeal to those who hold a fascination for all that is mythical and mystical. Its 265 pages contain a wealth of information and anecdote on the myth of the were-wolf. A captivating read for any folklorist. Contents Include; Preface; Introductory; Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Maréchal de Retz – The Investigation of Charges, The Trial, The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case – The Human Hyena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.