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The Werewolf in Lore and Legend (Dover Occult) Paperback – December 19, 2003
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However, Summers often gives enough of a review (or at least a critique) of the non-English quote to alert the uncultured reader (i.e. probably most of us nowadays) to what he has missed. I would also argue that a literal understanding of his albeit many and varied quotes does not largely detract from the work as a whole. There's still a great plenty of valuable information to be found in this early 20th century work, even if, like me, English is your first--and only--language.
Regarding Summer's staunch Christian standpoint--yes, it's very much there--I can only argue that such a standpoint, fanatical and dogmatic though it may be, hardly impacts the veracity (inasmuch as this word can be applied to tales of werewolves) of the multitude of cases of werewolfry that he relates. He may (and very often does) pass judgment on the person on whom a certain story centers, but the point, for me, is that he relates each case more or less as he finds it in the literature (and of course the original case was, very often, first recorded by another religious fanatic...).Read more ›
But still if you are willing to put in the time one of the best sources around. Love it!
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Really mediocre too much Latin language just not interestingPublished 10 months ago by renee c shaner
A fine copy of Montague Summers write ups on werewolves to be companion to his book on Vampires. Any occultist and folklorists and writer's library.Published on February 17, 2014 by Night-Gaunt
An interesting book of lore and legends of Werewolves, but very dry. I would rather find a book of folks stories of Werewolves like the Brothers Grimm's work on fairy tales.Published on January 28, 2014 by kyle eggers
This book is written like a thesis paper. It's littered with so many quotes (and all are in the original language) and personal anecdotes by the author that you are left frustrated... Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by All-access Customer