The Scary Short Stories Blog by award-winning author Andrew Barger (that would be me). It's where I discuss the scariest stories in the supernatural genres. I emphasize classic scary short stories. I also provide insight into the origins of the stories and the authors behind them. Visit AndrewBarger.com to check out my books and to be scared.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Book Trailer for The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology
I hope you enjoyed the book trailer for The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology. Here is a bit about it: Werewolf transformation in the literature made its greatest strides in the first half of the 19th century when the monster leaped from poetry to the short story. It happened when this shorter form of literature, this shapeshifter, was morphing into darker forms thanks in no small part to Edgar Allan Poe, Honoré de Balzac, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Prosper Mérimée, James Hogg, and so many others in Europe and the United States.The fifty year period between 1800 and 1849 is truly the cradle of all lycan and werewolf short stories. For the first time in one werewolf anthology, I have compiled the best lycan stories from this fifty year period. The stories are "Hugues the Wer-Wolf: A Kentish Legend of the Middle Ages," "The Man-Wolf," "A Story of a Weir-Wolf," "The Wehr-Wolf: A Legend of the Limousin," and "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains." It is believed that two of these scary short stories have never been republished in over one hundred and fifty years since their original printing. Read "The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849" tonight by the light of a full moon!