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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

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Dimensions: L: 11.1cm x W: 1.1cm x H: 17.8cm

Product Code: 9780008242091

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M.R. James' 1st collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection & its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James (1862?1936), medieval scholar, was Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his stories to be read aloud in the 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. 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

Book Title Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
ISBN 9780008242091
By Author(s) M.R. James
Publisher Collins Classics
Pages 304
Format Paperback
Dimensions 11.1cm x 1.1cm x 17.8cm
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