Montague Summers





Montague Summers

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born
in Clifton, Bristol, The United Kingdom
April 10, 1880

died
August 10, 1948

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Augustus Montague Summers (10 April 1880 – 10 August 1948) was an eccentric English author and clergyman. He is known primarily for his scholarly work on the English drama of the 17th century, as well as for his idiosyncratic studies on witches, vampires, and werewolves, in all of which he professed to believe. He was responsible for the first English translation, published in 1928, of the notorious 15th-century witch hunter's manual, the Malleus Maleficarum.


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Vampires and Vampirism
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 1928 — 29 editions
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The Vampire in Lore and Legend
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The Discovery of Witches: A...
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The Geography of Witchcraft
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“Throughout the shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet dight with such fearful fascination, as the vampire, who is himself neither ghost nor demon, but yet who partakes the dark natures and and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both.”
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“Ce mort-vivant a un corps qui est son propre corps. Il n'est ni mort, ni vivant mais vivant dans la mort. Il est une anomalie, un paria parmi les monstres.”
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