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Collected Ghost Stories (Oxford World Classics)

Collected Ghost Stories (Oxford World Classics)

Author: M. R. James
Series: Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection
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"I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mold, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own..." Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and nighttime settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James' published ghost stories, including the unforgettable "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad" and "Casting the Runes," and an appendix of James' writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones' introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own.
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General Fields

  • : 9780198797364
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : April 2017
  • : books

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  • : M. R. James
  • : Hardback
  • : 1117
  • : 512