Summers was an enigmatic and somewhat
contraversial British clergyman and author, an authority in the
fields of witchcraft, demonology and Restoration drama. He only
wrote one supernatural story himself, "The Grimoire", but he is
important in the genre especially for his editorship of
Anthologies edited by Montague Summers
Grimoire and Other Supernatural Stories, Fortune Press (London),
(Includes "Introduction", "The Vampyre" by J.W.
Polidori, "Leixup Castle" by C.R. Maturin, "The Queen of Spades"
by A.S. Pushkin, "The Polish Jew" by Erckmann-Chatrian, "Schalken,
the Painter" by J. S. Le Fanu, "Wicked Captain Walshawe of
Wauling," by J. S. Le Fanu, "Dickon the Devil" by J. S. Le Fanu,
"The Haunted House of Paddington" by C. Oilier, "Chantry
Manor-House" by Mrs. Hartley, "The Story of Salome" by Anonymous,
"The Spectre Hand" by Anonymous "The Tregethans' Curse: or, the
Weird Woman" by Anonymous, "The Grimoire" by M. Summers, "The Man
on the Stairs" by Anonymous.
Supernatural Omnibus, Gollancz (London), 1931
(Including: "Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand" by
J. S. Le Fanu, "An Account of Strange Disturbances in Aungier
Street" by J. S. Le Fanu, "Man-Size in Marble" by Edith Nesbit,
"The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker, "Thurnley Abbey" by P. Landon,
"The Story of the Spaniards, Hammersmith" by E. & H. Heron,
"The Phantom Coach" by Amelia B. Edwards, "Brickett Bottom" by
Amyas Northcote, "The Cold Embrace" by Miss Braddon, "How the
Third Floor Knew the Potteries", A. B. Edwards, "Not to Be Taken
at Bed-Time" by Rosa Mulholland, "To Be Taken With a Grain of
Salt" by Charles Dickens, "The Signal-Man" by Charles Dickens,
"The Compensation House" by C. Collins, "The Engineer" by A. B.
Edwards, "When I Was Dead" by V. O'Sullivan, "The Story of Yand
Manor House" by E. & H. Heron, "The Business of Madame Jahn"
by V. O'Sullivan, "Amour Dure" by Vernon Lee, "Oke of Okehurst" by
Vernon Lee, "Eveline's Visitant" by Miss Braddon, "John
Charrington's Wedding" by E. Nesbit, "De Profundis" by R. Pater,
"The Dream Woman" by W. Collins, "Singular Passage in the Life of
the Late Henry Harris, Doctor in Divinity" by R. Barham, "The
Spirit of Stonehenge" by J. John, "The Seeker of Souls" by J.
John, "The Astrologer's Legacy" by R. Pater, "My Brother's Ghost
Story" by A. B. Edwards, "Sir Dominick's Bargain" by J. S. Le
Fanu, "The Bargain of Rupert Orange" by V. O'Sullivan, "Carmilla"
by J. S. Le Fanu, "The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains" by F.
Marryat, "A Porta Inferi" by R. Pater, "Jerry Jarvis's Wig" by R.
Barham, "The Watcher o' the Dead" by J. Guinan, "The Story of
Konnor Old House" by E. & H. Heron, "Toussel's Pale Bride" by
W. B. Seabrook.
ditto, Doubleday (New York),
(This Doubleday edition also includes: "The Upper
Berth" by F. M. Crawford, "The Hall Bedroom" by M.E.W. Freeman,
"Hilary Maitby and Stephen Braxton" by M. Beerbohm, "The
Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde, "The Inmost Light" by Arthur
Machen, "The Damned Thing" by A. Bierce.
The Doubleday edition, however, omits "An Account
of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street" by J Sheridan Le
Fanu, "The Story of the Spaniards, Hammersmith" by E and H Heron,
"The Cold Embrace" by Miss Braddon, "Not to Be Taken at Bed-Time"
by Rosa Mulholland, "John Charrington's Wedding" by Evelyn Nesbit
(sic), "The Seeker of Souls" by Jasper John, "The Astrologer's
Legacy" by Roger Pater, and "Toussel's Pale Bride" by W B
(Including: "Hugues, the Werewolf" by S. Menzies,
"The Dream" by J.S. Le Fanu, "A Chapter in the History of the
Tyrone Family" by J.S. Le Fanu, "The Dead Sexton" by J.S. Le Fanu,
"The Italian's Story" by Catherine Crowe, "Round the Fire" by
Catherine Crowe, "The Mysterious Stranger" [from the German], "The
Ghost Detective" by M. Lemon, "The Shadow of a Shade" by T. Hood,
"The Dead Man of Varley Grange" by Anonymous ,"The Ghost of the
Bank of England" by Anonymous, "The Picture on the Wall" by
Katherine Tynan, "The Story of Medhams Lea" by E. & H. Heron,
"The Tomb of Sarah" by F.G. Loring.
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