Books: Lycanthropy

THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS—Guy Endore —Farrar & Rinehart ($2).

Good horror stories are rarer than almost any other kind of fiction. When the blurb-writer for The Werewolf of Paris wanted a horror-classic to compare it with, he hit on Bram Stoker's famed Dracula (1899). still the seldom-disputed favorite in its field. Author Endore's discursive narrative does not keep up to Dracula's plane but it has its moments.

Lycanthropy was a family failing among the Pitamonts. One Christmas Eve in mid-Nineteenth Century Paris Bertrand, product of Father Pitamont's rape of a servant girl, was born...

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