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

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

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An illustrated collector's edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the father of the modern ghost story.



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 . . . and now, one hundred and fifty years after his birth, he is 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'. 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, who has provided a frontispiece and a dozen full-page illustrations, as well as many small pictures throughout the text.



Like Gollancz's Black Books (Necronomicon and Conan), this is a wonderful book that should be part of every reader's personal library.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryHorrorClassic horror & ghost stories Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 26/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9780857388049  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Montague Rhodes James, OM, MA (August 1862-June 1936) published as M.R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar, provost first of King's College, Cambridge, then of Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are widely acknowledged as the finest in English literature. Stephen Jones edited and provided the Afterwords for 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. He lives in London. His website can be found at www.stephenjoneseditor.com.

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