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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (illustrated):by Montague Rhodes James

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 paleographer and medievalist 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. By contrast to the gothic tales of predecessors, James’s stories often use rural settings, with a quiet,

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (illustrated)

  • The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. His tales can thus be said to have derived the subgenre of the antiquarian ghost story

    Format: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

    Words count: 45,924

    Data container: ZIP FILE ( 1.72 MB)

    Language: ENGLISH