Chapter V. The vampire in literature.
Chapter V. It would be an exaggeration to say that the Vampire entered German literature with Goethe's famous ballad Die Braut von Korinth, but it would be difficult to over-estimate the influence and the popularity of this piece, the subject of which is directly derived from Phlegon of Tralles. The young Athenian who visits his father's old friend to whose daughter he has been betrothed receives at midnight the Vampire body of the girl whom death has prevented from becoming his bride, and who declares
Considering this book was written by Summers as an aid to help train novice vampire hunters in his life time, it is. .The author of this book is all in!
Considering this book was written by Summers as an aid to help train novice vampire hunters in his life time, it is very interesting reading. He goes through on how to identify victims, a large number of the many types of cultural vampires and how to identify and dispatch them. The author of this book is all in! The work is written at the level of an academic thesis.
Montague Summers (1880-1948) was suposedly a member of the Roman Catholic clergy. There is a 25 year gap in his biography during which it is speculated he dabbled in the dark arts
Montague Summers (1880-1948) was suposedly a member of the Roman Catholic clergy. There is a 25 year gap in his biography during which it is speculated he dabbled in the dark arts. Summers wrote numerous serious books about the witch hunts, vampires, werewolves, and other occult subjects. He violently disagreed with Margaret Murray, and advocated the death penalty for witches! In this work Summers discusses the vampire phenomena from a relentless Catholic perspective; he either belives in the literal reality of vampires, or is pulling our leg. However, this is not a hoax.
Considering this book was written by Summers as an aid to help train novice vampire hunters in his life time, it is.
The Vampire, His Kith And Kin By Montague Summers.
In the present work, Mr. Montague endeavored to set forth what might be termed the philosophy of vampirism, and however ghastly and macabre they may appear, he felt that here one must not tamely shrink from a careful and detailed consideration of the many cognate passions and congruous circumstances which, there can be no reasonable doubt, have throughout the ages played no impertinent.
The companion book to The Vampire: His Kith and Kin Vampires and Vampirism. This book concentrates more on Europe, especially Eastern Europe (Greece, Russia, Roumania, Bulgaria). More of the same in this one as with his book in the vampire, except he does more with the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Christopher Daniel rated it really liked it May 25, 2018.
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Augustus Montague Summers (10 April 1880 – 10 August 1948) was an English author and clergyman
Augustus Montague Summers (10 April 1880 – 10 August 1948) 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. He was responsible for the first English translation, published in 1928, of the notorious 15th-century witch hunter's manual, the Malleus Maleficarum. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
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