Buy New
$17.17
Qty:1
  • List Price: $20.00
  • Save: $2.83 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Subjugated Beast has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Subjugated Beast Paperback – February 15, 2013


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.17
$17.17 $179.80

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$17.17 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Subjugated Beast + Freak Museum + Dark Sanctuary
Price for all three: $50.62

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

The identity of the writer who wrote as R.R. Ryan has been in dispute ever since he (she?) wrote several novels back in the 30s. In his introduction, John Pelan reveals the results of his decades-long search.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Ramble House (February 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605436739
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605436739
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,725,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
50%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
50%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TimothyMayer on March 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
The Subjugated Beast is one of the two R. R. Ryan books released recently from Ramble House. The other, Freak Museum, also made the KEW list in 1983. Ryan has the distinguished award of having 3 books on the list, more than any other author. After reading Beast, I can understand why: it's one of the best horror novels I've ever read.

The new edition also has ignited another skirmish in the controversy over the identity of R. R. Ryan. James Doing over at Wormwoodiana feels he has conclusive proof Ryan was the author and theater producer Mr. Evelyn Bradley. But in the introduction to the new edition of Beast, John Pelan puts forth his thesis that Ryan was Kings's daughter Denice Jeanette Bradley-Ryan, who published several books of her own. Pelan offers family memories from Bradley's grandson as proof. James Doing brings up actual book contracts and a death notice which states: "Evelyn BRADLEY otherwise Rex RYAN" as his smoking gun. I'm starting to wonder if the novels might have been a collaboration between father and daughter.

The Subjugated Beast begins with a back-story about the narrator's family. One of her ancestors was a confidante with the infamous highwayman and cannibal Sawney Beane. Another went crazy and killed several people in a rampage. It seems a little out-of-place, but the opening chapter is significant later on in the book.

The book is narrated by Kyrle Rock. Curl, as her friends call her, has been living with her mother all her life. She's in her early 20's and is being courted by a young medical student named John. At the opening of the book, she learns of her grandfather's will: she is to be the recipient of his fortune. But the will is conditional on her living with and under the guidance of her Uncle Paul, a famous scientist.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Charles Bayne on July 16, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I thought this would be a really scary book, based on the brief description given on the site. However, it is not, IMO. A young girl inherits a fortune from her father on the condition that she live with her uncle. He is perceived to be horrible and scary, but beyond being taciturn, dressed in black, and solitary, he does not actually do anything scary. The only possibility, after they move to an extremely remote, broken down house, where it seems to rain all the time,, is that her legs are suddenly paralyzed, presumably by the uncle, tho never proven. He is even gentle in helping her. The ending is happy, as her lost boyfriend finally finds her, the police are summoned and she eventually recovers and she happily get married. Rather prosaic, rather than scary.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Subjugated Beast
This item: The Subjugated Beast
Price: $20.00 $17.17
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?