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Ghost Stories of M R James


Ghost Stories of M R James

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Montague Rhodes James (M.R. James) is widely regarded as one of the best Ghost Story writers ever. He redefined the genre by abandoning the formal Gothic cliches of his predecessors and using ‘real life’ contemorary settings.

He is known as the originator of the ‘antiquarian ghost story’ and garnered many admirers, including the Master, H.P. Lovecraft. His work influences contempory writers such as Stephen King and Ramsey Campell.

In 2009 Sam Raimi realesed the movie “Drag me to Hell”, a story loosely based on M.R.James’ “Casting the Runes” (included in this anthology).

Here we gather together many of M.R. James’ Ghost stories into a Bumper Anthology for your reading pleasure!


A School Story
After dark in the playing fields
An episode of Cathedral history
Casting the Runes
Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook
Count Magnus
Lost Hearts
Martin’s Close
Mr Humphreys and his inheritance
Number 13
‘Oh whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad’
The ash tree
The Diary of Mr Poynter
The Haunted Dolls’ house
The Mezzotint
The residence of Whitminster
The Rose Garden
The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
The story of a disappearance and an appearance
The Tractate Middoth
The treasure of Abbot Thomas
There was a man dwelt by a Churchyard
Wailing Well

All in a fully featured ebook reader.


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