G. W. Reynolds publlishes "Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf"

Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf by George William MacArthur Reynolds is a gothic novel which was serialized in Reynolds Miscellany in 1846. This lycanthropy text features a marathon race and uses celestial terminology, referencing the stars, the sky, and midnight to mark the transformation of a human into a werewolf. Reynolds established midnight as the heightened moment for a werewolf's transformation. In his text, midnight is when the powers of the werewolf are at their peak, declining thereafter. These rules of the lycanthropy mythos appear throughout Clemence Housman’s The Were-Wolf.


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