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The Resource The world of Lore : monstrous creatures, Aaron Mahnke ; artwork designed by M.S. Corley

The world of Lore : monstrous creatures, Aaron Mahnke ; artwork designed by M.S. Corley

Label
The world of Lore : monstrous creatures
Title
The world of Lore
Title remainder
monstrous creatures
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Mahnke ; artwork designed by M.S. Corley
Title variation
Monstrous creatures
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism--some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where séances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert. In a world of "emotional vampires" and "zombie malls," the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore" --
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mahnke, Aaron
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GR825
LC item number
.M1835 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Corley, M. S.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Occultism
  • Mythology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Monsters
  • Mythology
  • Occultism
Label
The world of Lore : monstrous creatures, Aaron Mahnke ; artwork designed by M.S. Corley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Most of the text in this work is based on the author's podcast Lore" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992182706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781524797966
Lccn
2017038286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992182706
Label
The world of Lore : monstrous creatures, Aaron Mahnke ; artwork designed by M.S. Corley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Most of the text in this work is based on the author's podcast Lore" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992182706
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781524797966
Lccn
2017038286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)992182706

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