Monday, July 5, 2010
Cover for The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849: A Classic Werewolf Anthology
Here is the cover for my new book of scary short stories and a bit about it. Call them lycans or lycanthropes or shapeshifters, werewolf transformation stories made their greatest strides in the 19th century when the werewolf legend jumped from poetry to the short story. It happened when this shorter form of literature was morphing into darker shapes 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 werewolf short stories.
For the first time in one anthology, I have compiled the best werewolf tales from this period in my new book The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849. It is believed that two of these werewolf stories have never been republished in over one hundred and fifty years since their original printing. The book also contains story backgrounds and annotations. Read "The Best Werewolf Short Stories 1800-1849" tonight, just make sure it is not by the light of a full moon!" Buy the book: Bottletree Books and follow Andrew Barger on his blog: scary-short-stories.blogspot.com