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Mystery and Lore of Monsters (original 1970; edition 2003)

by C J S Thompson (Author)

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Title:Mystery and Lore of Monsters
Authors:C J S Thompson (Author)
Info:Barnes Noble (2003), Edition: First Edition, 256 pages
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Very dry book about the history of the magical creatures that are staples in fantasy fiction. It was very interesting how the animals were real in some form. ( )
  gerleliz | Jul 23, 2007 |
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With accounts of some giants, dwarfs and prodigies. Contents: monsters in tradition and mythology; monsters of Babylon four thousand years ago; monsters in the early centuries; monsters of the 16th century; monsters described by Ambroise Pare in the 16th century; some monsters and prodigies of the 17th century; some curious monsters and prodigies and their bills; extraordinary monsters and prodigies; some celebrated conjoined twins; two headed Nightingale and other notable twins; of crafty tricks and cozenage; wild men of the woods and some horrible monstrous beasts; monsters of the deep; monsters in art; psychology of monsters, the law of monsters; giants in mythology, giants in ancient times; giants in legend and story; giants in the 16th century; some giants of the 17th and 18th centuries; some famous Irish giants of the 18th century; some giants of the 19th century; early traditions concerning dwarfs and pygmies; dwarfs at the English courts; dwarfs and prodigies of the 17th century; remarkable dwarfs and prodigies of the 18th century; the Count Boruwlaski and other court dwarfs; eccentric and musical dwarfs; General Tom Thumb and his carrier; dwarfs at Bartholomew fair.

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