Breverton's Phantasmagoria: A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends

Breverton's Phantasmagoria: A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends

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By (author) Terry Breverton

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 30mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 085738337X
  • ISBN 13: 9780857383372
  • Illustrations note: 200 b and w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 124,746

Product description

From dragons and wyverns to vampires, werewolves and mischievous gremlins, pixies and fairies, Breverton's Phantasmagoria is a unique compendium of over 250 mythical animals. Prepare to revisit familiar myths, such as vampires, werewolves and the Loch Ness Monster, the Minotaur and Medusa from Greek legend, and Biblical beasts such as Behemoth and Leviathan. Discover new mysterious animals like the giant serpents of Central America, the lethal Mongolian death worm, and the Ennedi tiger in Africa, and investigate the evidence for sightings of Bigfoot and the reclusive Yeti. Packed with quirky line illustrations and a wealth of weird and wonderful information, Breverton's Phantasmagoria surveys the globe to uncover over 250 imaginary creatures passed down from generation to generation.

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Author information

Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. He is the author of numerous books on the sea and pirates, and has been awarded the Welsh Books Council 'Book of the Month' award five times. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel and appeared on around 20 other television programmes on pirates and privateers. Terry is the author of Immortal Words, Immortal Last Words and Breverton's Nautical Curiosities - A Book of the Sea, all published by Quercus.

Customer reviews

By John Cahill 29 Jul 2011 5

This is a great little book, it covers a wide array of people, myths, monster and locations with interesting facts and it doesn't require a degree to read. Best part is it all done alphapbectical and with sub catergories. If you are a writer looking for a reference tool or just someone looking for information on myths, this a is great little hardback to have on your shelf.

I live in Australia and I have seen it on the shelves priced between $40.00 and $65.00

Review quote

'A quirky compendium of the weird and wonderful creations immortalised by legend, a vast cornucopia of curiosities, entreating' Good Book Guide.

Table of contents

Introduction. Mysterious, Magical and Weird People. Mythical Monsters, Ghosts and Things That Go Bump in the Night. Magical Places of Legend and Reality. Flying Monsters, Mysteries, Odd Happenings, Strange Sightings and Legends. Mysteries of the Deep. Strange Artefacts, Buildings, Maps and Writings. Tales of Secret Treasure. The Reality of Legends and Myths. References. Index.