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 30 of his classic tales, including:
CANON ALBERIC’S SCRAP-BOOK
"OH, WHISTLE, AND I'LL COME TO YOU, MY LAD"
FLA FUR BIS FLE
QUIS EST ISTE QUI VENIT
THE TREASURE OF ABBOT THOMAS
THE FIRST JAR
THE SECOND JAR
THE SMALL PEOPLE
DANGER TO THE JARS
THE CAT, WAG, SLIM AND OTHERS
WAG AT HOME
CASTING THE RUNES
THE ROSE GARDEN
THE TRACTATE MIDDOTH
THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER CATHEDRAL
MR HUMPHREYS AND HIS INHERITANCE
THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER
THE DIARY OF MR. POYNTER
AN EPISODE OF CATHEDRAL HISTORY
THE STORY OF A DISAPPEARANCE AND AN APPEARANCE
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