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Montague Summers

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Montague Summers

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Full Name: Augustus Montague Summers
Born: April 10, 1880
Clifton, Bristol, England
Died: August 10, 1948
Richmond, Surrey, England
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Nationality: British
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Montague Summers was an 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. These works include The History of Witchcraft and Demonology (1926) and The Vampire: His Kith and Kin (1928). He was responsible for the first English translation, published in 1928, of the notorious 15th-century witch hunter's manual, the Malleus Maleficarum. He was also a champion of the English Gothic novel with, amongst other relevant productions, The Gothic Quest: a History of the Gothic Novel (1938) and A Gothic Bibliography (1941). Summers' other books include anthologies of supernatural stories and biographies of Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, and Saint Catherine of Sienna.


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