Count Eric Stenbock publishes "The Other Side: A Breton Legend"

Black and white portrait photograph of Eric Stenbock circa 1886. Wikimedia Commons.

In June 1893, The Spirit Lamp published Count Eric Stenbock's "The Other Side: A Breton Legend." This short story is set in an unnamed village near a werewolf-inhabited forest. A young man, Gabriel, is lured to this forest by a wolf-woman named Lilith, who turns him into a werewolf. Stenbock's story is the only other example of werewolf fiction in the 1890s to include the idea of a dangerous kiss. However, Stenbock's Lilith, unlike The Were-Wolf 's White Fell, does not use the kiss as a hunting marker. Gabriel lives, and is instead cursed by the wolf-woman's kiss to transform into a monster for nine days a year (Stenbock, "The Other Side;" Zigarovich, TransGothic). 

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Jun 1893