2 Horror  Classics   - M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James - Ghost Stories of an Antiquary  & Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories Kindle Editions - Free Downloads @ Amazon
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2 Horror Classics - M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James - Ghost Stories of an Antiquary & Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories Kindle Editions - Free Downloads @ Amazon

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Found 29th Oct 2016
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume.

Contents of the original edition

"Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book"

"Lost Hearts"

"The Mezzotint"

"The Ash-tree"

"Number 13"

"Count Magnus"

"'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad''"

"The Treasure of Abbot Thomas"

More Ghost Stories is the title of M. R. James's second collection of ghost stories, published in 1911.

Contents of the original edition

"A School Story"

"The Rose Garden"

"The Tractate Middoth"

"Casting the Runes"

"The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral"

"Martin's Close"

"Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance"

Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a paleographer and medievalist scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. By contrast to the gothic tales of predecessors, James's stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. His tales can thus be said to have derived the sub-genre of the antiquarian ghost story.

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Thanks Boz..

Thanks Boz. I've owned these books for many years and would recommend them to anyone who enjoys Gothic horror. M.R. James was a superb author.

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roof30

Thanks Boz. I've owned these books for many years and would recommend … Thanks Boz. I've owned these books for many years and would recommend them to anyone who enjoys Gothic horror. M.R. James was a superb author.




Thank You . Just watched some of the Beeb's Ghost Christmas Stories that he wrote.
Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) & The Stalls of Barchester (1971) both stories were excellent.

Boz

Thank You . Just watched some of the Beeb's Ghost Christmas Stories … Thank You . Just watched some of the Beeb's Ghost Christmas Stories that he wrote.Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968) & The Stalls of Barchester (1971) both stories were excellent.



You'll find quite a few of his stories that the Beeb did for free on Youtube.
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