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The Man-Wolf and Other Tales

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Serenity Publishers, LLC (first published 1860)
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Иван Величков
Не знам дали книгата може да се нарече класика. За мен определено е.
Класически готически роман с бавно нагнетяване на напрежението, великолепни описания на пейзажи и характери, малко неясна централна история, въртяща се около древно проклятие и щипка френски декаденс, колкото да ме раздразни.
Тандемът Еркман – Шатриан разбиват.

Един млад лекар е извикан от пастрока си в стар замък, намиращ се в студеното сърце на Шварцвалд, за да излекува графа му, който страда от циклична болест. Замъкът е изпълн
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Oscar
‘Hugo el lobo y otros relatos de terror’ (Valdemar, 1999), del dúo de escritores Emile Erckmann y Alexandre Chatrian, originarios de la Alsacia francesa, incluye los siguientes diez cuentos y una novela corta:

-El boceto misterioso
-Las tres almas
-La araña cangrejo
-Hans Weinland el cabalista
-Réquiem para un cuervo
-Maese Tempus
-El ojo invisible
-El burgomaestre embotellado
-El violín del ahorcado
-La reina de las abejas
-Hugo el lobo

Me ha parecido un buen libro, con una traducción excelente y que deja
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Guzzo
Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Relato sobre hombres lobo, que es más una fábula que un cuento de terror. Narrado con encanto y gusto por el lenguaje.

Recomendable
Suvi
Nov 21, 2014 rated it liked it
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany, the Black Forest region is known for its wood-carving, Black Forest Cake, gourmet cuisine, and beautiful scenery, but the dense and sinister forests have also served as inspiration for myths and storytellers (the most famous ones are of course the brothers Grimm). Émile Erckmann's and Alexandre Chatrian's werewolf story draws from that tradition, but also reminds us of the classical historian Tacitus, who wrote that Germans dress in the sk ...more
Powersamurai
Nov 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Anne Rice brought me to this book from her latest The Wolf Gift. The final short story in this volume was the most poignant for me. There is so much out there to read from one and a half centuries ago that is mostly lost on readers today. Thank you, Anne, for bringing old books to my attention. Now to read the other 5 books you mention in the novel.
Rain Blackmoore
Pourquoi n'ai-je jamais rien lu d'Erckmann et Chatrian jusqu'à présent? J'ai adoré. L'écriture est dynamique, les descriptions fantastiques, les dialogues souvent amusants, et en plus cela se lit vite.

Petit exemple:
Gédéon, avec sa grande figure couleur de vieux buis, sa pelisse de chat sauvage, et son bonne de fourrure à longues oreilles pendantes, galopait devant moi, sifflant je ne sais quel motif du Freischutz; parfois il se retournait, et je voyais alors une goutte d'eau limpide scintiller,
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Faby Lună
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me mega encanta estas historias es la segunda vez que leo este libro. Se trata de 10 historias cortar de terror y una novela corta "Hugo el Lobo" crean una atmósfera de suspenso e incertidumbre algunas son racionales y otras sobrenaturales dando una psicosis que te deja un tanto nerviosa y te hace pensar sobre la "realidad" en la que vives. Mis historias favoritas son La araña Cangrejo y El Violín el Ahorcado. Estas historias me hacen recordar cuando era apenas una niña y rogaba porque me contar ...more
Isabella Panzica
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was hard to get invested into the main story, The Man-Wolf but halfway through the story got really fascinating. Then after the main story, all the other short stories were so much fun to read. My favorite story in this book was The Queen of the Bees.
Jolie
A peculiar little werewolf tale...
Carlo Milan
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Historias góticas excelentes.. un libro para leer una y otra vez, muy recomendable
Debbie Armbruster
May 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: serial-reader
Read on Serial Reader. Two good stories but otherwise nothing of note.
Juushika
I was slow to invest in this, despite the excessively evocative descriptions of the barren German forest, because it's so external: an observation of the werewolf as a dreamlike illness; distant, impersonal. But the outside view allows for the werewolf to be Othered, something less than human but more than animal, interacting with humans in a unique way:

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Ана Хелс
Mar 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Красив готически разказ за мрачен замък, нападнат от странна и зловеща болест благородник, с красива , безкрайно тъжна дъщеря, криеща страшна тайна, свръхествени проклятия на кръвта и ужасяващи вещици, дебнещи в тъмнината. Страхът идва от атмосферата, магичността се нанася във възприятията напластена от неизвестното и недоизказаното, героите са подозрителни и невдъхващи дори секунда доверие . Прекрасното старостилие отпреди повече от век за много ще се стори твърде нечетивно или досадно даже, но ...more
Ted Mallory
Anticlimactic
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Erckmann-Chatrian is a pen name for two writers : Émile Erckmann (Phalsbourg 1822 - Lunéville 1899) and Alexandre Chatrian (Soldatenthal 1826 - Villemomble 1890)

Both Erckmann and Chatrian were born in the département of Moselle, in the Lorraine region in the extreme north-east of France. They specialised in military fiction and ghost stories in a rustic mode, applying to the Vosges mountain range
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