The Beast in the Jungle

Cultural references


  • The Beast in the Jungle is mentioned in the horror film, The Screaming Skull (1958), as a book read by the female protagonist.
  • The Beast in the Jungle is mentioned in the film Confidences trop intimes (2004).


  • In Phyllis Gotlieb's science fiction novel Sunburst (1964), the protagonist Shandy summarizes this story when explaining why her feeling that she is somehow different from other people sometimes frightens her.
  • This story is the subject of a discussion between a few characters at the beginning of David Lodge's novel Author, Author (2004), a fictional re-imagining of the life of Henry James.
  • This story is referenced in Sylvia Plath's sonnet, "Ennui" (2006).[2]

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