THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS. New York: Avon Publishing Co., Inc., . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Avon 354. "The werewolf novel can be said to have come of age with the advent of Guy Endore ... in the field of lycanthropy, THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS is a great peak in a sea of mediocrity. It stands austere and solitary. In my opinion it is a well-written work of literature, as well as an exciting and carefully observed clinical study ... Certainly Guy Endore has hitherto been denied his rightful place in the history of the macabre. By the evidence of THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS alone he emerges as a master." - Copper, the Werewolf in Legend, Fact and Art, pp. 138-43. "Classic novel ... A sarcastic and bitterly misanthropic allegory, by far the most effective of all the novels in which the werewolf becomes a symbol of divided and conflict-ridden human nature." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-67. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 611. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 44. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 140-41. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2102-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-106. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 68. Reginald 04891. Early owner's signature dated 1951 on the title page. A fine, unread copy with very bright front panel and no lamination peel at edges. Scarce in this condition. (#155934).
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