During the reign of Louis XV, in the countries which make up approximately the current department of Lozere, a huge beast attack humans, especially women and children.
Using the departmental archives and parish or all deaths are recorded, sometimes with details on the circumstances of death, the author follows the animal in its movements murderers, said some of the fiercest attacks, terrorism shows that the wolf is to reign for many years and the heroic actions of some farmers.
Then, as the case was serious, the Court of Louis XV noticed it and it has, after a hunt eventful and full of surprises, to kill "the beast".
In the second part, the author criticizes historians who claimed that the Beast of Gevaudan was a myth, the resurgence of the werewolf and that only the imagination had created.
Other skeptics have sometimes claimed that this wolf was but a sadistic killer. In this work, a model of research in history, Xavier Pic is the trial of many claims.
On the theme of the Beast of Gevaudan which continues to feed the public imagination and remains a mystery story, this book not only clarifies the final, but is a real hero extraordinary novel: the giant wolf, the memory is indelible.
Year of publication of the presented edition : 1970