M. R. James

Four Ghost Stories

'Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad;' 'An Episode of Cathedral History'; 'Casting the Runes'; and 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter'

Penn State UP 2017

Books ReceivedBooks Received: British StudiesBooks Received: Historical FictionBooks Received: Literary Studies April 12, 2017

This volume collects four of M. R. Jamess most beloved stories of the supernatural. These tales show how James redefined the ghost story and...

This volume collects four of M. R. Jamess most beloved stories of the supernatural. These tales show how James redefined the ghost story and exemplify his connection to academia, antiquities, and medievalism, occupations that inspired and informed his fiction. Perfect as an introduction to Jamess understated mode of horror, these spine-chilling ghost stories demonstrate his mastery of the form.

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