Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James

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Quercus Publishing, Apr 26, 2012 - Fiction - 600 pages
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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 contains all thirty-five of M.R. James's highly acclaimed ghost stories, including the classics: 'Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook'. As well as a foreword by Clark Ashton Smith and an extended Afterword by Stephen Jones the book is gloriously illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards.

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My reviews of most of James' stories are elsewhere, but I wanted to make note of this edition as an excellent compendium of James' stories, including "The Five Jars," a peculiar little story for ... Read full review

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M R James (1862-1936) is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are widely acknowledged as the finest in English literature.

Stephen Jones edited Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales by H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard's The Complete Conan and Conan's Brethren. He is Britain's premier anthologist of horror and dark fantasy.

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