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Monsters of the Gévaudan

The Making of a Beast

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674047167

Publication Date: 03/15/2011

Short

392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

25 halftones, 3 maps

World

  • Introduction: The Beast and Its World
  • 1. Sounding the Alarm
  • 2. Monsters Real and Imagined
  • 3. Digesting Defeat
  • 4. A Star Is Born
  • 5. The Perils of Publicity
  • 6. Heroes and Skeptics
  • 7. Exaggerated Expectations and Extraordinary Endings
  • 8. Narrative Echoes Past and Present
  • Conclusion: The Beast in History
  • Notes
  • Note on Place Names
  • Note on Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Second Runner-Up, 2011 Katharine Briggs Folklore Award, Folklore Society
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