Montague Summers  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Augustus Montague Summers (10 April, 1880 - 10 August, 1948) was an eccentric English author and clergyman. He is known primarily for his 1928 English translation of the medieval witch hunter's manual, the Malleus Maleficarum, as well as for several studies on witches, vampires, and werewolves, in all of which he professed to believe. He also wrote The Marquis de Sade: A Study in Algolagnia.



Among his works are:

Poetry and Drama

  • Antinous and Other Poems, 1907
  • William Henry (play), 1939
  • Edward II (play), 1940

Prose fiction

  • The Grimoire and Other Ghostly Tales, 1936
  • Six Ghost Stories, 1937
  • The Sins of the Fathers, 1947
  • Supernatural Tales, 1947

Editions and translations

The occult

Other works

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