The Werewolf of Paris (1933) is a horror novel as well as a work of historical fiction by American writer Guy Endore.
The Werewolf of Paris (1933) is a horror novel as well as a work of historical fiction by American writer Guy Endore. The novel follows Bertrand Caillet, the eponymous werewolf, throughout the tumultuous events of the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune of 1870–71. Like much Gothic fiction, The Werewolf of Paris opens with a frame story in which the author explains his struggle with the fantastic elements of his tale
GUY ENDORE A NOVEL PEGASUS CRIME NEW YORK LONDON These creatures live onlely without meats; The . Unto which may be added the Dormouse, which lives partly by sleep, And the Werewolf, whose food is night, winter and death.
GUY ENDORE A NOVEL PEGASUS CRIME NEW YORK LONDON These creatures live onlely without meats; The Camelion by the Air, The Want or Mole, by the Earth, The Sea-Herring by th.
Guy Endore’s novel is actually THE best werewolf origin story ever written in my opinion. This the Werewolf of Paris is a classic a beautiful book that deserves so much better then the slap-dash way it was transfered to electronic copy. The subtlety of the subject matter, the symbolism, and the historical backdrop of events all kindle the imagination in ways contemporary horror novels do not. I felt at times I was reading Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ with a supernatural creature included for good measure.
Endore's classic werewolf novel - now back in paperback for the first time in over forty years - helped define a genre and set a. .
Endore's classic werewolf novel - now back in paperback for the first time in over forty years - helped define a genre and set a new standard in horror fiction. The werewolf is one of the great iconic figures of horror in folklore. First published in 1933, Guy Endore’s The Werewolf of Paris may finally be coming into its own. Like those other horror classics, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this notorious novel doesn’t just aim for raw s gruesomeness. Perhaps its closest analogue may actually be still another classic about the savage demons inside us all, Robert Louis Stevenson’s D. ekyll and Mr. Hyde.
And they continued to cling to each other with all the despair of drowning people. Their souls were too weak to have a tight grasp on their bodies, and it was as if, knowing how soon death was to rob them of this delightful housing of flesh which protected the weak flame of their spirit, it was as if knowing that this life must be brief, no matter how long it lasts, for anything which must come to.
Endore’s classic werewolf novel-now back in print for the first time in over forty years-helped define a genre and set .
Endore’s classic werewolf novel-now back in print for the first time in over forty years-helped define a genre and set a new standard in horror fiction The werewolf is one of the great iconic figures of horror in folklore, legend, film, and literature. And connoisseurs of horror fiction know that The Werewolf of Paris is a cornerstone work, a masterpiece of the genre that deservedly ranks with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
The Werewolf of Paris book. Had Guy Endore only wanted to write a werewolf story with masochistic maidens and grisly graveyard feasts, The Werewolf of Paris would be half its actual length, but in fact it’s much more. The theme of this novel is homo homini lupus ~ man’s inhumanity to man. Literally, man is a wolf to man.
The Werewolf of Paris: A Novel,’ by Guy Endore. However you interpret the rich ambiguities of The Werewolf of Paris, the book invokes the emotions we associate with tragedy: terror and pity. But Endore stresses how much we are all the playthings of dark impulses beyond our understanding. The insidiousness lies in the pleasure we find in surrendering to those impulses. For, it would seem, only when we let loose the beast within do we experience a secretly longed-for ecstasy.
In a work that strives to do for werewolves what Stoker's Dracula did for vampires, Endore's werewolf, an outcast named Bertrand Caillet, travels round seeking to calm the beast within. An episodic tale, the story wanders through 19th Century France and into hotspots like the Franco-Prussian war. Stunning in its sexual frankness and eerie, fog-enshrouded visions, this novel was decidedly influential for the generations of horror and science fiction authors who came after.