Collected ghost stories / M.R. James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones.


  • ISBN: 9780199568840
  • ISBN: 0199568847
  • Description: xxxvi, 468 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2011.

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Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Note: 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 -- 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 -- The residence at Whitminister -- The diary of Mr. Poynter -- An episode of cathedral history -- The story of a disappearance and an appearance -- Two doctors -- The haunted dolls' house -- The uncommon prayer-book -- A neighbour's landmark -- A view from a hill -- A warning to the curious -- An evening's entertainment -- There was a man dwelt by a churchyard -- Rats -- After dark in the playing fields -- Wailing well -- The experiment -- The malice of inanimate objects -- A vignette -- Appendix: M.R. James on ghost stories.
Summary: Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, James's stories draw on the terrors of the everyday. Documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot.
Subject: Ghost stories, English.
Genre: Short stories.
Jones, Darryl, 1967- (Added Author).