First published in and out of print for the past 40 years (except for a handsome limited edition from Centipede Press), Guy Endore’s “The. The Werewolf of Paris. Guy Endore .. But in the torrid atmosphere of Paris, a nodding acquaintance ripens quickly to intimacy. At any rate among Americans. The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore – book cover, description, publication history.

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Can the beast within Bertrand Caillet be controlled? Orthopedic leg braces used by the disabled children cared for by the nuns become Inquisitional torture devices.

The Werewolf of Paris : A Novel

Years later, as a young man, Caillet runs away to Paris, to continue his depredations in a more populous arena, but at a most inauspicious time: He betrays it to himself. Indeed, the horror aspect is really only background for the grand-sweep horror story Endore wishes to relate. Then whatever weakens the human soul, either sin or darkness, solitude or cold, brings the wolf to the fore.

Bertrand Caillet is as unsettling a creature as the Count or Frankenstein’s monster, and it was a good and fast! Way too much of the material about the Paris Commune had nothing to emdore with the werewolf.

The only real issue I had with this book was the treatment nedore female characters. This page novel was published in by leftist American novelist Guy Endore born Samuel Ov. Leading up to this revelation are numerous examples of human wickedness, each act of cruelty and violence leading to the next. Oct 28, Eric rated it really liked it.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Their kind increases like flies. This is the second pet theory that I would counsel readers to attribute to Aymar Galliez rather than directly to the author. This footnote affected me more profoundly than anything else in the novel. Whether they should be considered people while in wolf form is a question not addressed in this book, but I think it is an interesting question nonetheless.

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The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore

And he is ever ready to swindle their families to increase his werewklf wealth. This book has given me a lot to think about and the werewolf is the least of it. When the body of a man weakens, the soul of that man begins envore detach itself from the tentacles of flesh and prepares itself to fly off the instant the body dies.

The report indicates that the grave of one “Sieur C I thought it was enormously entertaining, even though I don’t usually go for books that could potentially fall into the “urban fantasy” genre though as I mentioned, I do enjoy the occasional slasher flick.

Paperbackpages. What makes novels about these monsters great is the concept of the beast within.

Get ready for a real surprise, and a rewarding one indeed! Promiscuity and prostitution are one thing, but rape and incest are quite another.

But unlike Draculait’s not as dated in its morality, with far more ethically grey characters which aren’t easy to paint as good or evil.

I would have gladly read the author’s sardonic prose offered in the framing story for itself, but enter a werewolf story we must, however tenuously the excuse to do so.

Horror fiction ; Historical fiction. I’ve been lucky enough to find a vintage edition here and there over the years. The Versaillists executed 20, commoners before the firing squads in one week.

Endore stresses how much we are all the paros of dark impulses beyond our understanding. Sophie de Blumenberg, the endorw daughter of a succesful Paris banker, slumming in a soldier cantina in a poor imitation of Florence Nightingale. This book looked so interesting on the surface werewwolf I wish I could rate it better, but it just wasn’t worth it. The second issue is that the narrator, our own personal Virgil of sorts, is never seen after the first chapter, so the text threatens to be like a line of books supported by only one book-end, ready to topple over at any moment.


Weerewolf all society can turn into wolf and be celebrated with fife and drum and with flags curling in the wind? There are thrills and chills, but they are inevitably swallowed up by the revolution sweeping Paris, and this like in Hugo works to the benefit of the story rather than its detriment. This is also one of the books that dumbfounds me by the fact it isn’t more popularly known. The story is about a man who was born of ecclesiastical rape, whose mother met a bitter end.

The horrors and cruelties of history link hands down the ages. A descendant of the cursed Pitamont clan, which destroyed itself in a long feud with the neighboring Pitavals, Bertrand is born one Christmas Eve wefewolf an adolescent girl who had been raped by a priest, Father Pitamont.

Money cannot fail to make its appearance in this guyy which features so many avenues of human corruption. All in all, it was a good book, but I would have liked a bit more horror and werewolfery based off its title.

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