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  • A Thin Ghost and Othersby M. R. James

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 3.99

    Are you the type who loves nothing more than curling up with a book of ghost stories? If so, be sure to add A Thin Ghost and Others to your must-read list. A gem from the golden age of Gothic horror, these spine-tingling tales will satisfy your craving for ghoulishly top-notch fiction. more...

  • More Ghost Storiesby M. R. James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Author Montague Rhodes James was a medieval scholar by training, and he was interested in the oral storytelling tradition that prevailed before the printed word took hold and gained worldwide popularity. His ghost stories were written to be read aloud in a group setting, but even if you dare to read them all alone, you'll appreciate their subtlety,... more...

  • The Five Jarsby M. R. James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Looking for a spooky tale to read in front of the fireplace on Halloween or around the campfire on your next outdoor adventure? The Five Jars from M.R. James, master of the Victorian ghost story, is a frightening but family-friendly yarn that will tantalize young and old alike. more...

  • Ghost Stories of an Antiquaryby M. R. James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Looking for some spooky stories to read on a camping trip, at a Halloween party, or at home with the family in front of a roaring fire? The works of medieval scholar M.R. James should fit the bill. James often said that he wrote his stories to be read aloud, so snuggle up and lose yourself in their slow-building suspense and lulling language. more...

  • The Haunted Dolls' Houseby M. R. James

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Evil comes with many different faces. A macabre human drama is re-enacted in a Gothic dolls? house one night; a whistle awakens a force of unspeakable malevolence; an ancient curse is passed from person to person; a grisly crime is avenged from beyond the grave; the tomb of a Swedish count will not rest quietly ? M. R. James?s chilling... more...

  • Collected Ghost Storiesby M. R. James; Darryl Jones

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James is an unlikely producer of ghost-stories. An eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge, his classic supernatural tales have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. They draw on the terrors of the everyday, in... more...

  • Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Storiesby M. R. James; Michael Cox

    Oxford University Press, UK 1987; US$ 6.99

    This selection of 21 stories represents the best of James's work, and includes three stories which are not in the Collected Edition. - ;This selection of 21 stories represents the best of James's work, and includes three stories which are not in the Collected Edition. - more...

  • Curious Warningsby M. R. James

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 25.45

    Montague Rhodes James - M. R. James - was an English academic and provost of King's College and Eton. He started writing ghost stories to entertain his friends... one hundred and fifty years after his birth he is now revered as the father of the modern English ghost story. This gorgeous hardback collection contains all thirty-five of M.R. James's highly... more...

  • Count Magnus and Other Ghost Storiesby M. R. James; S. T. Joshi

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.00

    The only annotated edition of M. R. James?s writings currently available, Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories contains the entire first two volumes of James?s ghost stories, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary . These volumes are both the culmination of the nineteenth-century ghost story tradition and the inspiration... more...

  • Canon Alberic's Scrap-Bookby M. R. James

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    'The lower jaw was thin - what can I call it? - shallow, like a beast's; teeth showed behind the black lips...' M. R. James is the master of the English ghost story, whose tales are inhabited not by ethereal spirits, but by terrifying, palpable forces of evil. In these four stories figures appear in paintings, demonic voices are heard, books... more...