Sawney Bean

    Sawney Bean

    Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal

    Blaine L Pardoe

    Fonthill 2015

    Paperback 176pp Illustrated

    9781781553671   Product Code: 22804

    Legend has it that in the 16th century, Sawney Bean and his cave-dwelling and incestuous family of cannibal killers survived for years on the bodies of over 1,000 victims. In this investigation, Pardoe goes in search of what is real and what is fictional in the saga of Sawney Bean and how it has changed over time. His researches provide some fascinating insights into the literary formats, anti-Scottish prejudice and sensationalist culture of early modern Britain.

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