Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gevaudan

Using biology and history to investigate a series of grisly deaths in the countryside of 18th-century France. Something unimaginable occurred from 1764 to 1767 in the remote highlands of south-central France. For three years, a real-life monster, or monsters, ravaged the region, slaughtering by some accounts more than 100 people, mostly women and children, and inflicting severe injuries upon many others. Alarmed rural communities--and their economies--were virtually held hostage by the marauder, and local officials and Louis XV deployed dragoons and crack wolf hunters from far-off Normandy and the King's own court to destroy the menace. And with the creature's reign of terror occurring at the advent of the modern newspaper, it can be said the ferocious attacks in the Gevaudan region were one of the world's first media sensations. Despite extensive historical documentation about this awesome predator, no one seemed to know exactly what it was. Theories abounded: Was it an exotic animal, such as a hyena, that had escaped from a menagerie? A werewolf? A wolf-dog hybrid? A new species? Some kind of conspiracy? Or, as was proposed by the local bishop, was it a scourge of God? To this day, debates on the true nature of "La Bete," "The Beast," continue. With historical illustrations, composite sketches by the author, on-the-scene modern-day photographs, autopsy analysis, and fictionalized accounts, "Beast" takes a fascinating look at all the evidence, using a mix of history and modern biology to advance a theory that could solve one of the most bizarre and unexplained killing sprees of all time: France's infamous Beast of the Gevaudan.

… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 02.02.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-63220-462-2
Verlag Skyhorse Pub
Maße (L/B/H) 23,6/15,4/3,8 cm
Gewicht 570 g
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
19,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Versandfertig in 1 - 2 Wochen
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 23459351
    Serial Killers: Murder Without Mercy
    von Nigel Blundell
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    39,99
  • 46694378
    One of Us Is Lying
    von Karen M. McManus
    (5)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 88104756
    The Temptation of Forgiveness
    von Donna Leon
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 70729158
    Ready Player One
    von Ernest Cline
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 70373552
    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
    von Reni Eddo-Lodge
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 79025652
    The Furthest Station
    von Ben Aaronovitch
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 71884045
    The Punishment She Deserves
    von Elizabeth George
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    15,99
  • 77636515
    The Midnight Line
    von Lee Child
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 38930428
    We Were Liars
    von E. Lockhart
    (17)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99 bisher 10,49
  • 3791990
    Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
    von Mary Shelley
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99
  • 36899539
    We Were Liars
    von E. Lockhart
    (17)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99
  • 73074973
    Camino Island
    von John Grisham
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 64976421
    Thirteen Reasons Why. TV Tie-In
    von Jay Asher
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99
  • 69438951
    Macbeth
    von Jo Nesbo
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 43922234
    A Darker Shade of Magic 02. A Gathering of Shadows
    von V. E. Schwab
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 77636533
    I Know a Secret
    von Tess Gerritsen
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 53302413
    Stalking Jack the Ripper
    von Kerri Maniscalco
    (2)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99
  • 82207102
    The Outsider
    von Stephen King
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    14,80
  • 74216348
    The Midnight Line
    von Lee Child
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99
  • 1749804
    Murder on the Orient Express
    von Agatha Christie
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    5,99

Kundenbewertungen

Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gevaudan - S. R. Schwalb, Gustavo Sanchez Romero

Beast: Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gevaudan

von S. R. Schwalb , Gustavo Sanchez Romero

Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
19,99
+
=
Hunting Trips in the Land of the Czars - Kenneth P. Czech

Hunting Trips in the Land of the Czars

von Kenneth P. Czech

Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
34,99
+
=

für

54,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen