THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS. Guy Endore.

THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS.

New York: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated, [1933]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-325 [326-328: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, top edge stained red, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. "The werewolf novel can be said to have come of age with the advent of Guy Endore ... in the field of lycanthropy, THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS is a great peak in a sea of mediocrity. It stands austere and solitary. In my opinion it is a well-written work of literature, as well as an exciting and carefully observed clinical study ... Certainly Guy Endore has hitherto been denied his rightful place in the history of the macabre. By the evidence of THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS alone he emerges as a master." - Copper, the Werewolf in Legend, Fact and Art, pp. 138-43. "Classic novel ... A sarcastic and bitterly misanthropic allegory, by far the most effective of all the novels in which the werewolf becomes a symbol of divided and conflict-ridden human nature." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-67. Despite his eventual blacklisting, Endore had a fairly successful career in Hollywood, working on scripts or story ideas for big name pictures of the time. The 1961 film Curse of the Werewolf was based on this novel. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 611. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 44. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 140-41. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature V, pp. 2102-06. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-106. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 68. Reginald 04891. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with light edge wear with several tiny closed tears to upper and lower edges, chip to upper right front corner, upper spine panel chipped across barely affecting the first word in the title lettering, shallow chips and loss to lower spine end, small chips to lower rear panel, upper right rear corner and several closed tears to rear panel. Still a bright copy which presents well and is quite uncommon in jacket. (23125). Item #23125

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