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The Book of Were-Wolves Paperback – Aug 1 2002

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wildside Pr (Aug. 1 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587156105
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587156106
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,533,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Roy A. Sites is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of South Florida. He received the King-O'Neal Medal in 1984, the University's highest award for academic excellence, for his work in the Honor's Program in Psychology. He subsequently earned his Master of Liberal Arts degree through the Department of Humanities and taught at the University of South Florida for 5 years. Mr. Sites has a long standing interest in ancient, classical and medieval literature. His personal library of over 1000 volumes spans the years 3,000 B.C. to the present, with a heavy emphasis on ancient Greek & Roman literature, Medieval European and Arabic works, Early Church writings and contemporary Christian theology. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I bought this book because it is written by the same man as "Onward Christian Soldiers", a hymn familiar to many Christians. I thought perhaps it would shed some light on the werewolf legend in conjunction with Christianity. Instead, it merely recounts horrific and brutal tales of werewolves--both legend and supposedly true accounts. The "true accounts" are of persons who believed themselves to be wolfs, or other animals, and not who actually changed into the animal. Very grisly.
I give it three stars because it is informative, it is a historic recounting of the myth, going back centuries to what was then contemporary (1880's), but be advised that it is very unsettling and absolutely NOT intended for children.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa2c3c198) out of 5 stars 69 reviews
93 of 95 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c47f84) out of 5 stars Foundations of the Werewolf Myth Oct. 28 2009
By Yolanda S. Bean - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a strange and fascinating book. In collecting varied myths and stories pertaining to werewolves, the author created a very interesting and absorbing read. There were some editing errors in this version, but they were not terribly serious. The different anecdotes ranged a spectrum from the horrific to the almost comical. It was unlike anything I have ever read before and I think it is a great starting point in looking at the history of the werewolf myth.
51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c6c1ec) out of 5 stars Very interesting Feb. 9 2010
By Tami S. Elam - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This was a very interesting book with a lot of details. I don't know if this was written as serious literature, but there are facts in there that seem to back up the author's claims. The book deals with a lot of folklore from around the world and not only deals with werewolves.

I would've given it 5 stars, but the typos were distracting at times. If you're into werewolves, the myth of others, you'll enjoy this book. I really like the fact that I got it for free.
33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c6c1b0) out of 5 stars An intersting read June 7 2010
By A. C. Chitwood - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Book of Were-Wolves is a very interesting read. The typos were annoying, but not unintelligible. There are two main sections of this book. Myths and the author's theory. The author believes we can use the term werewolf to describe people that believe they are werewolves and for mentally ill persons that have the uncontrollable urge to kill humans, sometimes to eat other times for their blood. He illustrates his theory with historical crimes.
The first section contains the myths of werewoles and the author went to extreme effort to collect many myths of werewolves and other were-creatures. The second section contains historical trial records on criminals that claimed they were werewolves or were committing other horrors that myth associated with werewolves. I couldn't finish this book because the crimes commited were too obscene for me to stomach.
Overall though it was a very interesting book. If you are intersted in psycology, myths, or criminal history then you should get this book, especially for free from kindle.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c6c4a4) out of 5 stars Book of Werewolves Sept. 7 2005
By Cwn_Annwn - Published on Amazon.com
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Written in the 1860's but still holding up to the test of time this book ranks as a classic of European lore on lycanthropy/shapeshifting in particular pertaining to werewolves. Worth its weight in gold just for the two chapters on Scandinavian wolf lore, and the idea that the viking berserkers were werewolves/shapeshifters. But besides that there is plenty of folklore on werewolves/shapeshifting in eastern Europe, France, and various other places in Europe. Also historical documentation of medieval serial killers who were alleged to be werewolves is recounted, as well as Baring-Goulds own encounters with local werewolf legends that had people in fear to go in the woods alone in various locales in France that he visited. The only fault I see with this book is that even though for a book written when it was it really covers a lot of bases the vast amount of Celtic shapeshifting/werewolf lore that exists is not included. Regardless this book still remains a timeless classic work.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa2c6c504) out of 5 stars Long in the tooth, but still has bite! Sept. 6 2005
By Prelati - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Arguably the first definitive study of the topic, penned by the eccentric clergyman best known for writing the hymn 'Onward Christian Soldiers', this 1865 volume still beats most of the modern competition paws down. Its age means some will find it a tough read, but for others that will just enhance its charms. 'The Book of Werewolves' is still impressive scholarship today, and it was this volume that first made the careers of real-life monsters Gilles de Rais and Countess Bathory familiar to English readers (though somewhat toned down for its original Victorian audience). If you're serious about your lycanthropes, then this belongs on your shelf right beside Charlotte Otten's recent 'Lycanthropy Reader'.


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