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She-Wolf : A Cultural History of Female Werewolves

Edited by: Hannah Priest

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She-wolf explores the cultural history of the female werewolf, from her first appearance in medieval literature to recent incarnations in film, television and popular literature.

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× She-Wolf : A Cultural History of Female Werewolves

Edited by:Hannah Priest

Format:

Paperback / softback

240 pages, 2 black & white illustrations

Publisher:Manchester University Press

Imprint:Manchester University Press

ISBN:9781526116895

Published:2 Jun 2017

Dimensions:156 x 233 x 32 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

She-wolf explores the cultural history of the female werewolf, from her first appearance in medieval literature to recent incarnations in film, television and popular literature. The book includes contributors from various disciplines, and offers a cross-period, interdisciplinary exploration of a perennially popular cultural production. The book covers material from the Middle Ages to the present day with chapters on folklore, history, witch trials, Victorian literature, young adult literature, film and gaming.

Considering issues such as religious and social contexts, colonialism, constructions of racial and gendered identities, corporeality and subjectivity - as well as female body hair, sexuality and violence - She-wolf reveals the varied ways in which the female werewolf is a manifestation of complex cultural anxieties, as well as a site of continued fascination.

Monsters of the Midwest : True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves & Other Legendary Creatures

by Jessica Freeburg (Author) , Natalie Fowler (Author)

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Read 23 chilling stories, from two paranormal investigators, about reportedly true encounters with monsters in the Midwest.

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× Monsters of the Midwest : True Tales of Bigfoot, Werewolves & Other Legendary Creatures

by Jessica Freeburg (Author) , Natalie Fowler (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

120 pages, Black & white photos

Publisher:Adventure Publications, Incorporated

Imprint:Adventure Publications, Incorporated

Edition:2 Revised edition

ISBN:9781647553197

Published:17 Nov 2022

Dimensions:202 x 128 x 12 (mm)

Pub. Country:United States

Country of Origin:GB

Description

Read 23 chilling stories, from two paranormal investigators, about reportedly true encounters with monsters in the Midwest. A mysterious snake grows to frightening proportions. A slimy, clawed, green-scaled beast terrorizes swimmers from the bottom of a lake.

Two enormous birds try to prey upon farm animals-and children. The Midwest's history includes several unimaginable encounters with legendary creatures. This collection of "ghost stories" presents the creepiest, most surprising tales of monsters in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Authors Jessica Freeburg and Natalie Fowler are active paranormal investigators with a shared fascination for things that go bump in the night. The professional writers spent countless hours combing the region for the strangest and scariest run-ins with the unexplained. Horror fans and history buffs will delight in these 23 terrifying tales.

They're based on reportedly true accounts, proving that the Midwest is the setting for some of the most unsettling monster tales ever told. The short stories are ideal for quick reading, and they are sure to captivate even the most reluctant of readers. Share them with friends around a campfire, or try them alone at home-if you dare.

Vampires : Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena

by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (Author)

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Discover the fascinating world of these bloodthirsty creatures. No other supernatural creature is as shocking or as frightening as the vampire.

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× Vampires : Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena

by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

128 pages, 19 full-colour & black-&-white photographs & illustrations, index, glossary.

Publisher:Chelsea House Publishers

Imprint:Chelsea House Publishers

ISBN:9780791098950

Published:30 Apr 2009

Dimensions:167 x 236 x 7 (mm)

Pub. Country:United States

Country of Origin:US

Description

Discover the fascinating world of these bloodthirsty creatures. No other supernatural creature is as shocking or as frightening as the vampire. Neither living nor dead, it creeps out of its grave to suck the blood of the living while they sleep.

About 300 years ago, vampires came out of the shadows into the celebrity limelight, and tales of vampires have filled newspapers, magazines, books, and the stage ever since.""Vampires"" explores both familiar and little-known territory about the world's creepiest monster, covering true stories and surprising facts about different types of vampires. It looks at superstition and folklore surrounding these bloodthirsty creatures and at their portrayals in the entertainment industry. Some legendary inspirations for vampire mythology, such as Vlade Tepes and Elizabeth Bathory, are also explored. Chapters include: The Making of a Vampire; Hunting Down the Vampire; The V-Files: Stranger Than Strange True Vampire Stories; From Count Dracula to Vampire Lestat and Beyond; and, The Vampire Underground.

Mythological Animals : from Basilisks to Unicorns

by Tam O'Malley (Author)

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What is the difference between a ghost and a ghoul? How do you tell a good Jinn from a bad one? Where would you find a chimera or a manticore? What did Herodotus have to say about werewolves? In this enchanting little book, television producer and mythozoologist Tam O'Malley explores the rich world of mythological animals, from banshees to harpies, griffins to vampires.

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× Mythological Animals : from Basilisks to Unicorns

by Tam O'Malley (Author)

Format:

Paperback / softback

64 pages, 200

Publisher:Wooden Books

Imprint:Wooden Books

ISBN:9781904263142

Published:1 Mar 2021

Weight:82g

Dimensions:125 x 156 x 9 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:GB

Description

What is the difference between a ghost and a ghoul? How do you tell a good Jinn from a bad one? Where would you find a chimera or a manticore? What did Herodotus have to say about werewolves? In this enchanting little book, television producer and mythozoologist Tam O'Malley explores the rich world of mythological animals, from banshees to harpies, griffins to vampires. These ancient beasties still intrigue us today, filling popular novels, screens and imaginations. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES.

"Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES.

"Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Breverton's Phantasmagoria : A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends

by Terry Breverton (Author)

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And you thought unicorns were fabulous? Well, of course they are, but did you know how many other weird and wonderful mythical beasts are out there waiting to be discovered? From dragons and wyverns to vampires, werewolves and mischievous gremlins, pixies and fairies, Breverton's Phantasmagoria is a unique compendium of over 250 mythical animals.

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× Breverton's Phantasmagoria : A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends

by Terry Breverton (Author)

Format:

Hardback

384 pages

Publisher:Quercus Publishing

Imprint:Quercus Publishing

ISBN:9780857383372

Published:7 Jul 2011

Dimensions:198 x 127 x 30 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Description

And you thought unicorns were fabulous? Well, of course they are, but did you know how many other weird and wonderful mythical beasts are out there waiting to be discovered? From dragons and wyverns to vampires, werewolves and mischievous gremlins, pixies and fairies, Breverton's Phantasmagoria is a unique compendium of over 250 mythical animals. Prepare to revisit familiar myths, such as vampires, werewolves and the Loch Ness Monster, the Minotaur and Medusa from Greek legend, and Biblical beasts such as Behemoth and Leviathan. Discover new mysterious animals like the giant serpents of Central America, the lethal Mongolian death worm, and the Ennedi tiger in Africa, and investigate the evidence for sightings of Bigfoot and the reclusive Yeti.

Packed with quirky line illustrations and a wealth of weird and wonderful information, Breverton's Phantasmagoria surveys the globe to uncover over 250 imaginary creatures passed down from generation to generation.

Monsters : A Bestiary of the Bizarre

by Christopher Dell (Author)

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Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings.

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× Monsters : A Bestiary of the Bizarre

by Christopher Dell (Author)

Format:

Hardback

216 pages, 25 Illustrations, black and white; 136 Illustrations, colour

Publisher:Thames & Hudson Ltd

Imprint:Thames & Hudson Ltd

ISBN:9780500292556

Published:11 Aug 2016

Dimensions:128 x 177 x 22 (mm)

Pub. Country:United Kingdom

Country of Origin:CN

Description

Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While we may no longer worry about being eaten by trolls on the way home, there remains a fascination with these creatures who have shadowed us throughout history.

This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.