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Montague Summers – Victorian Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Montague Summers (ed.) – Victorian Ghost Stories (Fortune, 1933)


Sutherland Menzies – Hugues, the Werewolf
J.S. Le Fanu – The Dream
J.S. Le Fanu – A Chapter in the History of the Tyrone Family
J.S. Le Fanu – The Dead Sexton
Catherine Crowe – The Italian’s Story
Catherine Crowe – Round the Fire
Anon – The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Lemon – The Ghost Detective
Thomas Hood – The Shadow of a Shade
Anon – The Dead Man of Varley Grange
Anon – The Ghost of the Bank of England
Katherine Tynan – The Picture on the Wall
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Medhams Lea
F.G. Loring – The Tomb of Sarah

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Montague Summers – The Grimoire

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Montague Summers (ed.) – The Grimoire and Other Supernatural Stories (Fortune Press, 1936)


Montague Summers – Introduction

J.W. Polidori – The Vampyre
Charles Maturin – Leixup Castle
Alexander Pushkin – The Queen of Spades
Erckmann-Chatrian – The Polish Jew
J. S. Le Fanu – Schalken, the Painter
J. S. Le Fanu – Wicked Captain Walshawe of Wauling
J. S. Le Fanu – Dickon the Devil
Charles Ollier – The Haunted House of Paddington
Mrs. Hartley – Chantry Manor-House
Anonymous – The Story of Salome
Anonymous – The Spectre Hand
Anonymous “The Tregethans’ Curse: or, the Weird Woman
Montague Summers – The Grimoire
Anonymous (Montague Summers ?) -The Man on the Stairs

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Montague Summers – The Supernatural Omnibus

Posted by demonik on September 2, 2007

Montague Summers (ed.) – The Supernatural Omnibus, (Gollancz,1931) (Penguin, 1976, 1984)

Supernatural Omnibus

Introduction – Montague Summers

J. S. Le Fanu – Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand
J. S. Le Fanu – An Account of Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street
Edith Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Percival Landon – Thurnley Abbey
E. & H. Heron – The Story of the Spaniards, Hammersmith
Amelia B. Edwards – The Phantom Coach
Amyas Northcote – Brickett Bottom
M. E. Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Amelia B. Edwards – How the Third Floor Knew the Potteries
Rosa Mulholland – Not to Be Taken at Bed-Time
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With a Grain of Salt
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
Charles Collins – The Compensation House
Amelia B. Edwards – The Engineer
Vincent O’Sullivan – When I Was Dead
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Yand Manor House
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Business of Madame Jahn
Vernon Lee – Amour Dure
Vernon Lee – Oke of Okehurst
M. E. Braddon – Eveline’s Visitant
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
Roger Pater – De Profundis
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
R. H. Barham – Singular Passage in the Life of the Late Henry Harris, Doctor in Divinity
Jasper John – The Spirit of Stonehenge
Jasper John – The Seeker of Souls
Roger Pater – The Astrologer’s Legacy
Amelia B. Edwards – My Brother’s Ghost Story
J. S. Le Fanu – Sir Dominick’s Bargain
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Bargain of Rupert Orange
J. S. Le Fanu – Carmilla
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
Roger Pater – A Porta Inferi
R. H. Barham – Jerry Jarvis’s Wig
John Guinan – The Watcher of the Dead
E. & H. Heron – The Story of Konnor Old House
W. B. Seabrook – Toussel’s Pale Bride

Strong contender for the best anthology of it’s kind with the finest introductory essay we hapless aficionado’s of ghost and horror stories are ever likely to see. Summers may have been pretty gaga when it came to his vampires and werewolves, but he certainly knew how to put an enduring collection together.

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