The Vampire, His Kith and Kin

By Montague Summers,

Book cover of The Vampire, His Kith and Kin

Book description

. Summers wrote numerous serious books about the witch hunts, vampires, werewolves, and other occult subjects.

This book has all of the apparatus to qualify as an academic study, including footnotes, extensive quotations in the original languages, and references to rare source documents. Of particular interest is the final chapter,…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked The Vampire, His Kith and Kin as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Montague Summers was a really unusual fellow for the early twentieth century. He was a closeted gay man (closeted because homosexuality was brutally repressed at the time) who was obsessed with the occult and liked to present himself as a religious witch hunter/demonologist. Reportedly he was often seen leaving libraries with a big black file that read “Vampires” across the front where everyone could see it.

Despite being a colorful character, Summers is one of the best early scholars of vampire lore. His work is even more interesting because it reflects the occult revival underway at the end…

From Joseph's list on vampire lore.

Want books like The Vampire, His Kith and Kin?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 75 books like The Vampire, His Kith and Kin.

Browse books like The Vampire, His Kith and Kin

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in vampires, occult, and presidential biography?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about vampires, occult, and presidential biography.

Vampires Explore 267 books about vampires
Occult Explore 85 books about occult
Presidential Biography Explore 18 books about presidential biography