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Pierre Antoine Courouble accompanies with his pen a magnificent work of art comprising some forty color reproductions of the works of the artist Gérard Lattier devoted to the Beast of Gévaudan. The author offers us one of his most original and imaginative texts.
Starting from real facts, it takes the reader through the maze of a trial which stages the arguments of essential witnesses in this affair of the Beast of Gévaudan which hit the headlines and rightly terrified the populations from 1764 to 1767. , under the reign of Louis XV.
The book recounts in 13 chapters a trial in absentia of the Beast where the actors of the time like the bishop of Mende or the knight Antoine meet, disappeared personalities like the historian Alain Decaux or the psychiatrist Karl Gustav Jung as well as contemporary witnesses such as journalist Jean-Claude Bourret or wolf specialist Daniel Jumentier.
This large-format book includes 43 color illustrations that accompany the same text in 13 chapters as the so-called pocket version published by Samerlin, "The Trial of the Beast of Gévaudan", but without the afterword by Jean-Claude Bourret.
Year of publication of the presented edition : 2022 (July, 12) (170 pages) - 25€
Editor : Les Éditions du Chassel
ISBN : 9791090929159
The books are available in bookstores in southern Ardèche for that of Chassel editions or on the publisher's website. That of the Samerlin editions can be ordered directly from the author by email firstname.lastname@example.org (+4€ shipping costs) or on Amazon. This latest work will be available in digital ebook or kindle format at the end of August 2022.
The author :
Pierre-Antoine Courouble, born in 1960, in Lesquin a commune in the Nord department, Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, now lives in Joyeuse in the Ardèche department, Rhône-Alpes region. After studying law, economics and educational sciences, he campaigned in ecology to return in the 2000s to his first loves: education and writing. Teacher and press correspondent.
Pierre-Antoine Courouble is an active member of the CPPJ where he initiated the creation of two museums in the Duchy of Joyeuse (L’Espace Historique et Légendaire in 2002, the house of caricature and humorous drawing in 2003). Scriptwriter and actor, he created and implemented the spectacle of the theatrical visits to the Duchy of Joyeuse in 2002, which have been going on ever since and have been developed for tour operators.