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Author Smith, Jay M., 1961-

Title Monsters of the Gévaudan [electronic resource] : the making of a beast / Jay M. Smith.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 378 p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 names.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Popular culture -- France -- Gévaudan -- History -- 18th century.
Beast of Gévaudan -- History.
Wolf attacks -- France -- Gévaudan -- History -- 18th century.
Wolves -- France -- Gévaudan -- Folklore.
Monsters -- France -- Gévaudan -- Folklore.
Narration (Rhetoric) -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Discourse analysis, Narrative.
Gévaudan (France) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780674047167 (alk. paper)
9780674061323 (e-book)

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