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Posts Tagged ‘Montague Summers’

Phil Baker – The Devil is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley

Posted by demonik on November 20, 2009

Phil Baker – The Devil is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley (Dedalus, October 31st, 2009)

Cover design: Jonathan Barker

Cover design: Jonathan Barker

One of the giants of popular fiction, with total sales of around fifty million books, Dennis Wheatley held twentieth-century Britain spellbound. His Black Magic novels like The Devil Rides Out created an oddly seductive and luxurious vision of Satanism, but in reality he was as interested in politics as occultism. Wheatley was closely involved with the secret intelligence community, and this powerfully researched study shows just how directly this drove his work, from his unlikely warnings about the menace of Satanic Trade Unionism to his role in a British scheme to engineer a revival of Islam.

Drawing on a wealth of unpublished material, Phil Baker examines Wheatley’s key friendship with a fraudster named Eric Gordon Tombe, and uncovers the full story of his sensational 1922 murder. Baker also explores Wheatley’s relationships with occult figures such as Rollo Ahmed, Aleister Crowley, and the Reverend Montague Summers, the shady priest and demonologist who inspired the memorably evil character of Canon Copely-Syle, in To The Devil – A Daughter.

Like Sax Rohmer and John Buchan, Wheatley has now moved from being perceived as dated to positively vintage, and this groundbreaking biography offers a major reassessment of his significance and status.

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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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Vere H. Collins – Ghosts and Marvels

Posted by demonik on April 11, 2009

Vere H. Collins – Ghosts and Marvels: A Selection Of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood (H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1924)


M. R. James – Introduction

Daniel Defoe – The Apparition Of Mrs. Veal
Walter Scott – Wandering Willie’s Tale
F. Marryat – The Werewolf
Lord Lytton – The Haunted And The Haunters; or, The House and the Brain
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Young Goodman Brown
Edgar A. Poe – Ligeia
J. S. Le Fanu – A Strange Event In The Life of Schalken the Painter George Eliot – The Lifted Veil
Mrs. Oliphant – The Open Door
R. L. Stevenson – The Body-snatcher
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
H. G. Wells – The Crystal Egg
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Sorceries
Barry Pain – The Moon-slave
M. R. James – Casting the Runes

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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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Peter Haining – Werewolf

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2007

Peter Haining  (ed) – Werewolf: Horror Stories Of The Man-Beast (Severn House, 1987)

Cover: Trevor Newman

Introduction – Peter Haining

Catherine Crowe – The Lycanthropist
Henry Beaugrand – The Werwolves
Algernon Blackwood – The Wolves Of God
Oliver Onions – The Master Of The House
Montague Summers – The Phantom Werewolf
Guy Endore – The Wolf Girl
Seabury Quinn – Fortune’s Fools
Robert E. Howard – Wolfshead
Paul Selonke – Beast Of The Island
Jane Rice – The Refugee
Robert Bloch – The Man Who Cried ‘Wolf!’
Ralph Thornton – I Was A Teenage Werewolf
T. H. White – The Point Of Thirty Miles
Basil Copper – Cry Wolf
James Farlowe – The Demythologised Lycanthrope

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Richard Dalby – Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 1

Posted by demonik on September 2, 2007

Richard Dalby (ed.) – The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories: Volume 1 (Robinson 1990)



Robert Aickman – The Unsettled Dust
Louisa Baldwin – How He Left the Hotel
Nugent Barker – Whessoe
E.F. Benson – The Shuttered Room
Ambrose Bierce – An Inhabitant of Carcosa
Charles Birkin – Is there Anybody there?
Algenon Blackwood – The Whisperers
L.M. Boston – Curfew
A.M. Burrage – I’m Sure it was No. 31
Ramsay Campbell – The Guide
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Limping Ghost
Wilkie Collins – Mrs Zant and the Ghost
Basil Copper – The House by the Tarn
Ralph A. Cram – In Kropfsberg Keep
Daniel Defoe – The Ghost in all the Rooms
Charles Dickens – The Bagman’s Uncle
Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Bully of Brocas Court
Amelia B. Edwards – In the Confessional
Shamus Frazer – The Tune in Dan’s Cafe
John S. Glasby – Beyond the Bourne
William Hope Hodgson – The Valley of Lost Children
Fergus Hume – The Sand-Walker
Henry James – The Real Right Thing
M.R. James – The Haunted Dolls’ House
Roger Johnson – The Wall-Painting
Rudyard Kipling – They
D.H. Lawrence – The Last Laugh
Margery Lawrence – Robin’s Rath
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – The Dream
R.H. Malden – The Sundial
Richard Marsh – The Fifteenth Man
John Metcalfe – Brenner’s Boy
Edith Nesbit – Uncle Abraham’s Romance
Fitz-James O’Brien – What was It?
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Next Room
Roger Pater – The Footstep of the Aventine
Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Forrest Reid – Courage
Mrs J.H. Riddell – The Last of Squire Ennismore
L.T.C. Rolte – The Garside Fell Disaster
David G. Rowlands – The Tears of St. Agatha
Saki – The Soul of Laploshka
Sapper – The Old Dining-Room
Montague Summers – The Between-Maid
Mark Twain – A Ghost Story
Mark Valentine – The Folly
H. Russell Wakefield – Out of the Wrack I Rise
Karl Edward Wagner – In the Pines
Manly Wade Wellman – Where Angels Fear
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
William J. Wintle – The Spectre Spiders


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Parry – Sutton

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2007

Michel Parry

Beware Of The Cat
Christopher Lee’s Archives Of Evil
Christopher Lee’s Omnibus Of Evil
Christopher Lee’s ‘X’ Certificate
The Devil’s Children: Tales of Demons & Exorcists
The 1st Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories
The 2nd Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories
The 3rd Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories
The 4th Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories
The 5th Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories
The 6th Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories
The Devil’s Kisses (as ‘Linda Lovecraft’)
More Devil’s Kisses (as ‘Linda Lovecraft’)
The Hounds Of Hell
Jack The Knife: Tales of Jack the Ripper
Reign Of Terror: The 1st Corgi Book Of Victorian Horror Stories
Reign Of Terror: The 2nd Corgi Book Of Victorian Horror Stories
Reign Of Terror: The 3rd Corgi Book Of Victorian Horror Stories
Reign Of Terror: The 4th Corgi Book Of Victorian Horror Stories
The Rivals of Dracula: A Century of Vampire fiction
The Rivals of Frankenstein: A Gallery of Monsters
The Rivals of King Kong: A Rampage of Beasts
Roots of Evil: Beyond the Secret Life of Plants (as ‘Carlos Cassaba’)
The Supernatural Solution: Chilling Tales Of Sleuths Versus Spooks
Waves Of Terror

‘Richard Peyton’ [Peter Haining]

The Ghost Now Standing on Platform One

Robert Phillips

Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories

Frederick Pickersgill

And Graves Give Up Their Dead
No Such Thing As A Vampire
Horror 7

Lynn Picknett

The Best Horror Stories

Laurette Naomi Pizer

Stories Strange And Sinister (1965)
Great Psychological Stories (1967)
More Stories Strange And Sinister (1967)

Anthony Rampton

Panther Book Of Horror

Anne Riddler

Best Ghost Stories

Mark Ronson

Beaver Book Of Horror

Dorothy L. Sayers

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery & Horror
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery & Horror: Second Series
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery & Horror: Third Series

‘Jeremy Scott’ (Kay Dick)

The Mandrake Root
At Close Of Eve: An Anthology of New Curious Stories

Pamela Search

The Supernatural In The English Short Story

Deborah Shine

Haunting Ghost Stories

Michael Sissons

In The Dead Of Night
Masque Of The Red Death

Peter C. Smith

The Haunted Sea
Undesirable Properties
The Phantom Coach
Haunted Shores
Uninvited Guests

Donald Speed

My Blood Ran Cold

J. J. Strating

European Tales Of Terror
Oriental Tales Of Terror
Sea Tales Of Terror

Montague Summers

The Grimoire
The Supernatural Omnibus
Victorian Ghost Stories

David Sutton

New Tales Of Horror & The Supernatural Vol 1
New Tales Of Horror & The Supernatural Vol 2
The Satyr’s Head

David Sutton And Stephen Jones

Dark Voices 2
Dark Voices 3
Dark Voices 4
Dark Voices 5
Dark Voices 6
The Giant Book Of Fantasy & The Supernatural

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