Frederick Marryat publishes "The Phantom Ship"

The Phantom Ship by Frederick Marryat is a gothic novel which was serialized in The New Monthly Magazine between 1838 and 1839. It was reprinted in 1839 in three volumes. The Phantom Ship was a popular text and would have been accessible to Clemence Housman prior to writing The Were-Wolf. The chapter titled “The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains” shares some similarities to the characters and narratives of The Were-Wolf, such as a seductive female werewolf who stalks rural communities, where she murders members of her quarries’ families. Like Housman’s White Fell, Marryat's female werewolf also wears white attire and becomes part of her victims’ homes.

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