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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...

  • From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostanby H. P. Blavatsky; M. R. J.

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    H. P. Blavatsky, or Madame Blavatsky, was a founder of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society, and a prolific traveler. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan is an account of her time in India. From the text: Late in the evening of the sixteenth of February, 1879, after a rough voyage which lasted thirty-two days, joyful exclamations were heard everywhere... more...

  • A History of Literary Criticism and Theoryby M. A. R. Habib

    Wiley 2008; US$ 255.95

    This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, as well as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts. Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical background to the... more...

  • Demosthenis Orationesby M. R. Dilts

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 124.99

    This new edition corrects shortcomings of earlier editors by providing a text which incorporates neglected or unavailable material from Greek manuscripts, recently published papyri, and quotations from the orations by rhetoricians dating from antiquity through to the Byzantine period. All this information is presented in notes in Greek and Latin, which... more...

  • Reconsidering Islam in a South Asian Contextby M R Pirbhai

    BRILL 2009; US$ 157.00

    Considering seminal sources of doctrine, literary expressions of practice and colonial records of reform, this book challenges dominant perspectives on South Asian Muslim society between 1526-1947, and offers an original paradigm of Islamic doctrine and Muslim practice applicable more broadly. more...

  • S.O.E.by M R Foot

    Random House 2011; US$ 30.38

    SOE, the Special Operations Executive, was a small, tough British secret service, a dirty tricks department established in July 1940 and encouraged by Churchill to ?set Europe ablaze?. Recruited from remarkably diverse callings, the men and women who were members of this most secret agency lived in great and constant danger. Their job... more...

  • The Haunted Dolls' Houseby M. R. James

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.78

    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...