A. Literary Werewolves

  1. HOUND: The Curse of the Baskervilles– “mash up” novel (original by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; werewolf content by Lorne Dixon) / Sydney S. (A3)
  2. Lon Po Po – China / Tamara H. (A3)
  3. The Werewolf of Paris (1933) - novel by Guy Endore
  4. Cycle of the Werewolf (1985) – novella by Stephen King / Dani A. (B1)
  5. The Wolf Leader - English translation by Alfred Allinson of Le Meneur de loups, an 1857 fantasy novel by Alexandre Dumas
  6. "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains": an episode in the novel The Phantom Ship (1839) by Marryat
  7. Guillaume de Palerme ("William of Palerne") circa 1200 - French poem
  8. "Bisclavaret" - romance by Marie de France
  9. “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” – 12th C poem

Cycle of the Werewolf (1985) – novella by Stephen King / Dani A. (B1)


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The folk lore of werewolves has been around for centuries. From the simple to the extreme, werewolves remain to be one of the most mysterious legends around.
Stephen King an amazing horror novel author was captured by the mystery of werewolves. He set his goals and sights on writing a novel showing the stages and vicious behavior of a werewolf. “The novel is called Cycle of the Werewolf; this novel takes place in a fictional town called Tarker’s Mills” (Wikipedia). People fear each time the moon begins to wax and grows fuller and fuller because they know that the werewolf can strike at anytime and kill an innocent person. The chapters of this novel are by months, and are short stories within a story that can easily keep the reader drawn in and entertained by King’s creativity and originality.“The first victim is Arnie Westrum, who is murdered in a tool-shack during a blizzard when the full moon comes in January, shortly after midnight on New Years Day”(Wikipedia)This first death made the local authorities believe that there is a serial killer loose in Tarker’s Mills, making the werewolf known as “The Full Moon Killer”. Each month there is a death and a pattern of deaths on holidays; February brings a death on Valentine’s Day, April brings a death on April Fools Day and so on and so forth. King brings a sorrow into the novel by including deaths of children, having them show up missing and decapitated by the werewolf.
This brings a sense of the werewolf having no moral, no conscience, no heart of what it is attacking, and capable of doing. The thought of killing children is a heart wrenching detail King adds whether to entertain, or to send a message to his readers, either or, it puts a great deal of suspense and ordeal into the story. “Theprotagonist of the story is Marty Coslaw, an eleven-year-old boy in a wheelchair. The story goes back and forth from the terrifying incidents to Marty's youthful day-to-day life and how the horror affects him.” (Wikipedia). This little boy somehow ends the monthly nightmare of The Full Moon Killer” by shooting it twice with silver bullets. This not so typical hero becomes the town’s savior.


HOUND: The Curse of the Baskervilles– “mash up” novel (original by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; werewolf content by Lorne Dixon) : Sydney S. (A3)
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Hound: The Curse of the Baskervilles takes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, and combines it with legendary horror monster, the werewolf.

Lon Po Po – China / Tamara H. (A3)

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For centuries, there has many legends and stories told about werewolves. Most of them contained life lessons while others were just for fun. Though, like many stories, they often are repeated or are told in different ways. For instance, Lon Po Po by Ed Young is a twist on the American tale Little Red Riding Hood (“Lon Po Po by Ed Young.”). The story is the same but very small details are what set them apart. One difference is that there are three little girls, Shang, Tao, Paotze, instead just one (“Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China”). Of course, in both stories the grandma is ill and has to be taken goodies. Although, in this version, it is the mother that is sent leaving the three daughters all alone in the house and the Big Bad Wolf (Lon Po Po) comes to them (“Lon Po Po by Ed Young.”). When the wolf arrives his is asked a series of question like Riding Hood that bring him to reveal himself. However, in the ending of Little Riding Hood, she dies but in this story all three of the girls live (“Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young.”). This gives the story a happy ending for young kids to enjoy. They trick the wolf into letting them outside where they climb a tree to safety (Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China”). Of course the infuriated wolf follows only to fall to his demise, letting the girls free from his grasps (“Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young.”).




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