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Monsters of the Gévaudan

the making of a beast

by Smith, Jay M.

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Beast of Gévaudan,
  • Popular culture,
  • Wolf attacks,
  • Narration (Rhetoric),
  • Folklore,
  • Wolves,
  • History,
  • Monsters,
  • Narrative Discourse analysis

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJay M. Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC611.G4 S64 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination378 p. :
    Number of Pages378
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25568355M
    ISBN 100674047168
    ISBN 109780674047167
    LC Control Number2010044994
    OCLC/WorldCa676725351

      Jay M. Smith is John Van Seters Distinguished Term Professor at the University of North Carolina. He applied the “Page 99 Test” to his new book, Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast, and reported the following: I felt relief and a spine-tingling thrill—hey, maybe there’s something to this!—when I flipped though my book and arrived at page Author: Marshal Zeringue.   The Beast of Gevaudan book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. La Bte du Gvaudan was a real wolf-like monster living in the Auvergn /5.

    Get this from a library! Monsters of the Gévaudan: the making of a beast. [Jay M Smith] -- In a brilliant, original rendition, Monsters of the Gévaudan revisits a spellbinding French tale that has captivated imaginations for over two hundred years, and offers the definitive explanation of.   Jay M. Smith's new book recounts the familiar story of a wild beast (bête féroce) that terrorized residents of the Massif Central, a climatically harsh, economically poor, and physically remote French region of northern Languedoc and neighboring and European audiences were riveted by accounts of gruesome deaths of peasant women and children attacked while tending small Author: Joan B. Landes.

    Get this from a library! Beast: werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters: the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan. [Gustavo Sánchez Romero; S R Schwalb] -- Something unimaginable occurred from to in the remote highlands of south-central France. For three years, a real-life monster, or monsters, ravaged the region, slaughtering by some accounts. Philo on Books Essays on books, from a bibliophile. monsters of the gevaudan Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast, by Jay M. Smith. Febru Ma Philo Leave a comment. In the s in a remote area of France, a number of people (probably a hundred or so) were killed or wounded in animal attacks. Victims and.


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Includes bibliographical references and index Introduction: The beast and its world -- Sounding the alarm -- Monsters real and imagined -- Digesting defeat -- A star is born -- The perils of publicity -- Heroes and skeptics -- Exaggerated expectations and extraordinary endings -- Narrative echoes past and present -- Conclusion: The beast in history -- Note on place namesPages: Monsters of the Gevaudan is most likely the definitive book on the subject and certainly does a good job explaining the events of the time.

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Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast By Jay M. Smith Harvard University Press. pp, £ ISBN The beast of Gevaudan The France's nightmare La Bête du Gévaudan was a real wolf-like monster that prowled the Auvergne and South Dordogne areas of France during the years tokilling about people, often in bizarre circumstances.

Every effort to. In a brilliant, original rendition, Monsters of the G vaudan revisits a spellbinding French tale that has captivated imaginations for over two hundred years, and offers the definitive explanation of the strange events that underlie this timeless a peasant girl was killed and partially eaten while tending a flock of sheep.

Introduction: The beast and its world --Sounding the alarm --Monsters real and imagined --Digesting defeat --A star is born --The perils of publicity --Heroes and skeptics --Exaggerated expectations and extraordinary endings --Narrative echoes past and present --Conclusion: The beast in history -.

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The series of attacks has been confirmed by a great variety of historical documents and is not called into. The beast of Gévaudan terrorized French villagers for three years, killing around and injuring nearly The monster’s first victim was Jeanne Boulet, a year-old girl watching her Author: Lorraine Boissoneault.