November 2013 Trade Releases Reaktion Books

White Devil: The Werewolf in European Culture Matthew Beresford

Paperback | Nov 2013 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780231884 | 224pp | 216x138mm | GEN | AUD$42.99, NZD$54.99

The werewolf – a human with the ability to shape-shift into a wolf – is a creature with a firm hold on the modern imagination. It prowls our countryside and cinema screens alike on the eve of a full moon. Yet the birth of the werewolf myth can be traced back thousands of years into early prehistory. The White Devil  tracks the development of the myth of the terrifying lycanthrope as it progresses through history to the present day.