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Transformation of the werewolf in literature made its greatest strides in the 19th century when the shape-shifting monster leapt from poetry to the short story. It happened when this shorter form of literature was morphing into darker shapes thanks in no small part to Edgar Allan Poe, Honor de Balzac, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Prosper Mrime, James Hogg, and s ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published May 7th 2010 by Bottletree Books
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Victoria
Mar 02, 2016 Victoria rated it it was amazing

Werewolves have seen a rise in popularity especially in the last few years, and have been into different transformations and evolution before being adapted into popular culture.

This is why it is doubly interesting and wonderful to know that such an anthology exists, not only for those who are werewolf enthusiasts, but for others who maintain even a general mild interest in these creatures.

Andrew Barger has collected and curated some of the most important short stories on werewolves and the coll
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Gothic Readers Book Club
Jan 02, 2014 Gothic Readers Book Club rated it it was amazing
GOTHIC READERS BOOK CLUB CHOICE AWARD WINNER

Although lycanthropy and shapeshifting legends have existed for countless centuries, werewolves are not considered a staple of the Gothic literary tradition. Editor Andrew Barger gives us evidence to the contrary with his collection of the best of the wolf stories from the early modern period. Many of these stories have not been republished in over 150 years. There are more than just ghosts and vampires lurking in the 1800s!

If You Like: Edgar Allan Poe
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Shelbie  Knight
Feb 20, 2014 Shelbie Knight rated it really liked it
I was thrilled to receive this copy! Reading it, amazing! Seeing where literature, in the world of the paranormal, has come in the years since...absolutely incredible! This book is truly a treasure and I will keep it as such for many years to come! Thank you so very much! =)
Heather
May 30, 2012 Heather rated it did not like it
really tried to read this book and unfortunately, it was not for me. I do like horror short stories, but I didn't think about the time period when I entered the giveaway. I read for pleasure and I couldn't enjoy myself for trying to decipher the period language. Sorry to the editor, but i feel I would have enjoyed it if it were more readable, but I understand the idea was to get stories from a certain time period.
Duckie
Jun 03, 2012 Duckie rated it liked it
A good collection of early short stories, marred by a few typos. Also, the collection of words for which the editor provided definitions in the footnotes was something of an odd selection, as if the editor wasn't really sure of his audience.
Brittany
Feb 08, 2014 Brittany rated it did not like it
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I don't know if its because I haven't read a book like this before or because the layout is very complicated. it was difficult to engage in this anthology.
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I just edited two classic anthologies - Middle Unearthed: The Best Fantasy Short Stories 1800-1849 along with Mesaerion: The Best Science Fiction Short Stories 1800-1849.

I am the author of "The Divine Dantes" trilogy that is a laugh-out-loud rock love story following the characters of "The Divine Comedy" in modern times.

I also penned the awarding book "Coffee with Poe: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe's
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“The short story is not, as some believe, a lesser form of literature than the novel.” 4 likes
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