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The Vampire (1928)

by Montague Summers

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Sewell, Father BrocardIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Throughout the whole vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet dight with such fearful fascination, as the vampire, who is himself neither ghost nor demon, but yet who partakes the dark natures and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both.
Introduction: In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural there is no more terrible tradition than that of the Vampire, a pariah even among demons.
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Please do not combine this work with "The Vampire in Europe", also known as "The Vampire in Lore and Legend", it is a different work.

The Vampire has also been published under the titles: "The Vampire: His Kith and Kin" ond "Vampires and Vampirism".
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Throughout he whole vast shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet the cause of such fearful fascination, as the vampire.

So begins Montague Summers' book on this creature which has been such an endless source of fascination down the centuries. The author's extensive research shows that far from being a purely Eastern European phenomenon confined to the Slavonic beast we associate wit the tales of Bram Stoker, the vampiric creature that feeds on blood has a place in cultures all over the world. Its presence has been recored as far apart as Peking and Bristol in England.

There are few topics that this exhaustive vampire compendium leaves untouched: how a vampire gets into a house, how to track it, recognize its grave, how to get rid of it (remedies vary from burning to trapping it in a bottle) and how to prevent its return. It is an essential bedtime read.
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THE VAMPIRE - HIS KITH AND KIN

IN all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural there is no more terrible tradition than that of the Vampire, a pariah even among demons. Foul are his ravages; gruesome and seemingly barbaric are the ancient and approved methods by which folk must rid themselves of this hideous pest. Even to-day in certain quarters of the world, in remoter districts of Europe itself, Transylvania, Slavonia, the isles and mountains of Greece, the
peasant will take the law into his own bands and utterly destroy the carrion who--as it is yet firmly believed--at night will issue from his unhallowed grave to spread the infection of vampirism throughout the countryside. Assyria knew the vampire long ago, and he lurked amid the primaeval forests of Mexico before Cortes came. He is feared by the Chinese, by the Indian, and the Malay alike; whilst Arabian story tells us again and again of the ghouls who haunt ill-omened sepulchres and lonely cross-ways to attack and devour the unhappy traveller.

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