WORLD OF LORE: Monstrous CreaturesAARON MAHNKE Book Number: 87847 Product format: Hardback
The return of the dead, emotional vampires, zombie malls, the monsters of folklore have become part of our language and collective psyche. Reflecting our primal fears, not every mystery has been explained and the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep into our hearts. They live in shadows deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. Relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through the generations, werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits, here is a fascinating history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. We are invited to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. There are harrowing accounts of cannibalism, some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation. Visit the dimly lit rooms where seances take place, European villages where gremlins make mischief and Key West Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. With fun childlike illustrations, US first edition, import which includes some of the best stories from the Lore podcast. 300pp, remainder mark.
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