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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The Best Books of The wolfman myth is especially intriguing since I may become one myself. Sophie in particular is an apt illustration of the deep waters running under the surface of social grace and of the subconscious terrors and urges that can come to consume a person completely: When a wolf starts terrorising their village, his uncle Aymar starts to believe that there is more to Bertrand’s violent mood swings than meets the eye.

The ‘she’ in the quote above is Mlle.

He struggles with coming to terms with what he is which adds a lot of depth to his character. It is to guard against the invasion of roaming souls that bodies stiffen in rigor mortis, at once after death.

The sardonic tale of nature vs. His stepfather, feeling responsibility for not stopping the werewolf when he had the chance, follows Bertrand to Paris ehdore full intentions of stopping him.

The Werewolf of Paris

Sometimes the dreams are memories of actual experiences in which he had transformed into a wolf. If it is horrible to eat a dog, is it not equally horrible to eat a pig? Then the souls that enter the man’s husk find only a stiff shell left.

Return to Book Page. Then whatever weakens the human soul, either sin or darkness, solitude or cold, brings the wolf to the fore. Ejdore book seems to be written in semi-clunky parts. We never see the wolf itself in action, and despite some tantalizing clues built upon separate pieces of evidence, the actual lycanthropy of Bertrand could as easily be interpreted as a purely psychological affliction as opposed to a supernatural one.


View all 7 comments. No one even knew Australia had a banned book list until a few years ago. When all society can turn into wolf and be celebrated with fife and drum and with flags curling in the wind?

All those bearded and unshaven faces that wanted the smoothness of her cheeks. I can’t believe I’d never heard of this before. Get ready for a real surprise, and a rewarding one indeed! The scene would be comic if it were not so cruel. Okay, you can say the book is kind of a mess 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.

There is so much that makes sense having read it and even more that raises questions. He commits many horrible crimes due to his cursed nature.

Here the narrator, an anonymous American working on his doctoral research werswolf Paris, discovers a manuscript in the hands of some trash-pickers. Aymar Galliez tries to warn people about the bestial behavior of his ward by submitting to a court a written summary of his research and experience. This is the one of the many moments throughout the book that rings so modern. The pacing of the novel may be found too slow by modern readers, and the horror elements relatively scarce in the economy of the plot, but I found the developing big canvas compelling, not quite as detailed and deep reaching as Les Miserables, but nothing to be ashamed of.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The rhe follows Bertrand Caillet, the eponymous werewolfthroughout the tumultuous events of the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune of — Pariw brings up the subject of the afterlife and the notary, Le Pelletier, says something that Aymar, in his youth, would probably have said: Unfortunately most today suffer from “Twilight syndrome”.


There was scarcely a portion of her body that had not one or more cuts tje it. I found the characters of Sophie and Barral well rounded, if a little predictable, and the resolution well suited to the larger drama enfolding in the city. With two such unusual origins, the union of Bertrand and Sophie was bound to be a strange one. I quite enjoyed it, and found the historical events eneore for the horror, and the horror better for the historical events.

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The man then only dreams of his wolf-life. Were wolfie catch The last fourth of the book, was such a let down.

This apparently triggers his transformation into the wolf-man of legend. The men in the canteen lust for Sophie and she, in her love for Bertrand, loves them all.

The Werewolf of Paris : A Novel

Lists with This Book. In fact, the relationship between Bertrand and his lover, the death obsessed Sophie de Blumenberg, is pretty creepy in its own right. He can wereaolf ghoulishly morbid the appendix details the unsanitary conditions of 19th century cemetaries but he can also make you care about the love life of a werewolf or was he?

Just as a servant plays wereaolf his master’s clothes. And he is ever ready to swindle their families to increase his own wealth.