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The world of Lore : monstrous creatures

Author: Aaron Mahnke; M S Corley
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil"--
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Mahnke; M S Corley
ISBN: 9781524797966 1524797960
OCLC Number: 992182706
Notes: "Most of the text in this work is based on the author's podcast Lore"--Title page verso. The podcast is also the basis of the horror anthology television series on Amazon.
Description: 299 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The dead returned. --
They made a tonic --
Deep and twisted roots --
Dark conclusions --
Brought back --
The trees --
A little problem. --
The others --
Under construction --
Tampered --
Doing tricks --
Back to nature. Trees and shadows --
Off the path --
The beast within --
Hunger pains --
A deep fear --
Lost sheep --
One word --
Our other halves. Unboxed --
Do not open --
A devil on the roof --
Over the top --
Missing the point --
Beyond the veil. --
Passing notes --
The bloody pit --
Dinner at the Afterglow --
Homestead --
Adrift --
Take the stand --
The Devil's beat --
Mary, Mary --
The lump --
Write me a letter --
The bank job --
Knock, Knock, Knock --
Possessed.
Other Titles: Monstrous creatures
Responsibility: Aaron Mahnke ; [artwork designed by M.S. Corley].

Abstract:

"The first book in a three-volume collection, The World of Lore : Monstrous Creatures shares the incredible true stories that inspired the legends of famous monsters, from werewolves to wendigo to the Jersey Devil"--

"They live in shadows--deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits. In this illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves ..."--

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