The M.R. James Megapack: 27 Classic Horror Stories

The M.R. James Megapack: 27 Classic Horror Stories

M. R. James

Short Stories / Mystery & Thrillers / Religion

Montague Rhodes James (1862 - 1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English medieval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918), and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic cliches of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story." This volume collects 27 of his classic tales, including: CANON ALBERIC'S SCRAP-BOOK LOST HEARTS THE MEZZOTINT THE ASH-TREE NUMBER 13 COUNT MAGNUS QUIS EST ISTE QUI VENIT THE TREASURE OF ABBOT THOMAS PART 2: THE FIVE JARS THE DISCOVERY THE FIRST JAR THE SECOND JAR THE SMALL PEOPLE DANGER TO THE JARS THE CAT, WAG, SLIM AND OTHERS THE BAT-BALL WAG AT HOME PART 3: MORE GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY CASTING THE RUNES THE ROSE GARDEN THE TRACTATE MIDDOTH THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER CATHEDRAL MARTIN'S CLOSE MR HUMPHREYS AND HIS INHERITANCE PART 4: A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER THE DIARY OF MR. POYNTER AN EPISODE OF CATHEDRAL HISTORY THE STORY OF A DISAPPEARANCE AND AN APPEARANCE TWO DOCTORS And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more! This is version 2.0 of this ebook release, correcting several typos from version 1.0.
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Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

M. R. James

Short Stories / Mystery & Thrillers / Religion

The only annotated edition of M. R. James's writings currently available, Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories contains the entire first two volumes of James's ghost stories, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. These volumes are both the culmination of the nineteenth-century ghost story tradition and the inspiration for much of the best twentieth-century work in this genre. Included in this collection are such landmark tales as "Count Magnus," set in the wilds of Sweden; "Number 13," a distinctive tale about a haunted hotel room; "Casting the Runes," a richly complex tale of sorcery that served as the basis for the classic horror film Curse of the Demon; and "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad," one of the most frightening tales in literature. The appendix includes several rare texts, including "A Night in King's College Chapel," James's first known ghost story.
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Collected Ghost Stories

Collected Ghost Stories

M. R. James

Short Stories / Mystery & Thrillers / Religion

M. R. James is widely regarded as the father of the modern ghost story, and his tales have influenced horror writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King. First published in the early 1900s, they have never been out of print, and are recognized as classics of the genre. This collection contains some of his most chilling tales, including A View from a Hill, Rats, A School Story, The Ash Tree, and The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance. Read by BAFTA and Emmy-award winning actor Derek Jacobi, and with haunting and evocative music, these tales cannot fail to send a shiver down your spine.
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

M. R. James

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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 had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a medieval 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. His 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.
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Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James

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

M. R. James

Short Stories / Mystery & Thrillers / Religion

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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The M.R. James Megapack

The M.R. James Megapack

M. R. James

Short Stories / Mystery & Thrillers / Religion

Montague Rhodes James (1862 – 1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English medieval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918), and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic cliches of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story."
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Curious Warnings - The Great Ghost Stories Of M.R. James

Curious Warnings - The Great Ghost Stories Of M.R. James

M. R. James

Short Stories / Mystery & Thrillers / Religion

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 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".
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