Clemence Housman (1861–1955)
The were-wolf

London: John Lane, 1896

This werewolf seems to be a “maiden tall and very fair” but when transformed she kills in a “snarling fury of teeth” in this tale of sexual jealousy between two brothers. The werewolf is powerful and intelligent: she murders not only without compunction but with malicious intent to destroy the surviving brother as well as her victim. The brothers, on the other hand, are capable of fraternal love which requires self-sacrifice. The final moral message is clear: “he knew surely that to him Christian had been as Christ, and had suffered and died to save him from his sins”.

1896.7.1164, p. [119]

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