Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593394

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Curl up by the fire and enter the sinister, supernatural world of Montague Rhodes James, the master of the English ghost story. An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King, James created tales of understated horror that continue to transfix readers 80 years after his death. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Vol. 2 comprises graphic adaptations of four spine-chilling stories by M. R. James: "Number 13," "Count Magnus," "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad," and "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas." Filled with intrigue, suspense, and intellectual adventure, these enthralling tales of terror plunge readers into a world of creeping dread, where rationality is challenged and the mundane collides with the supernatural. Capturing James's trademark atmosphere of pervasive disquiet, Leah Moore and John Reppion's subtly crafted adaptations breathe fresh life into these classic stories about restless phantoms and ill-advised academic exploration.

Number 13 (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473379253

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) – until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447499891

Category: Fiction

Page: 34

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M. R. James was a prolific and hugely successful author, now credited with having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. Originally published in 1904, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to you, My Lad' ranks amongst his best and most underrated tales. Many of the earliest ghost stories and tales of hauntings, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

The Complete Ghost Stories of M.R. James

Author: Montague Rhodes James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143039396

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Collects ghost stories and tales of the supernatural, featuring such works as "Count Magnus," "Number 13," and "Casting the Runes."

Behind You: One-Shot Horror Stories

Author: Brian Coldrick

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1684062802

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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A twisted figure crawling out of a tunnel. A giggling crowd of masked watchers. A reassembling corpse. What could be behind you, just waiting for you to turn around?

The Haunted Dolls' House (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473379172

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) – until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Collected Ghost Stories

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191620447

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own...' Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

More Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775457214

Category: Fiction

Page: 141

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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, elegance and slow building of suspense.

Curious Warnings

The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James

Author: M.R. James

Publisher: Jo Fletcher Books

ISBN: 1623650259

Category: Fiction

Page: 673

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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 collection 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."

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1447404289

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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Many of the earliest ghost stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473379199

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) – until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James

Author: Patrick J. Murphy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271079576

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Montague Rhodes James authored some of the most highly regarded ghost stories of all time—classics such as “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” that have been adapted many times over for radio and television and have never gone out of print. But while James is best known as a fiction writer and storyteller, he was also a provost of King’s College, Cambridge, and Eton College, and a legendary and influential scholar whose pioneering work in the study of biblical texts and medieval manuscripts, art, and architecture is still relevant today. In Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Patrick J. Murphy argues that these twin careers are inextricably linked. James’s research not only informed his fiction but also reflected his anxieties about the nature of academic life and explored the delicate divide between professional, university men and erratic hobbyists or antiquaries. Murphy shows how detailed attention to the scholarly inspirations behind James’s fiction provides considerable insight into a formative moment in medieval studies, as well as into James’s methods as a master stylist of understated horror. During his life, James often claimed that his stories were mere entertainments—pleasing distractions from a life largely defined by academic discipline and restraint—and readers over the years have been content to take him at his word. This intriguing volume, however, convincingly proves otherwise.

The Dark Horse Book of Monsters

Author: Scott Allie,Mike Mignola,Kurt Busiek,Evan Dorkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593076566

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

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A collection of horror comics by various authors featuring giant menaces, grisly happenings, and dangerous monsters.

The Lovecraft Anthology:

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781906838539

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

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Presents illustrated adaptations of seven of H.P. Lovecraft's classic horror tales.

Hexed

Author: Michael Alan Nelson

Publisher: Boom! Studios

ISBN: 161398099X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Blood. Theft. Sex. Magic. It's said there's no honor amongst thieves. Add to that a thief operating in the occult underground, and it's a whole different kind of nasty! Luci Jennifer Inagcio Das Neves - Lucifer for short - takes a new job that will expose her to the macabre underbelly of the city, and a secret that she'd rather nobody know. By Michael Alan Nelson, the critically acclaimed writer of 28 DAYS LATER and DINGO, Emma Rios (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, RUNAWAYS) and colorist Cris Peter.

The Five Jars

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473379326

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) – until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Author: M. R. James

Publisher: SelfMadeHero

ISBN: 9781910593189

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

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M. R. James is the acknowledged master of the English ghost story. Disdaining gore in favour of atmosphere and suggestion, his enduring supernatural tales are masterpieces of understated horror. Ghost stories of an Antiquary, Volume 1 collects graphic retellings of four spine-chilling tales by the renowned medievalist and writer. At once true to their source and powerfully reimagined for a visual medium, Leah Moore and John Reppion's subtly crafted adaptations give a new lease of life to these classic stories of vanishing children, spectral works of art and vengeance from beyond the grave.