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M.R. James
Montague Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist 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... show more
Montague Rhodes James OM, MA, FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist 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 clichés 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".
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Birth date: August 01, 1862
Died: June 12, 1936
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 4 years ago
A fantastic collection of creepy atmospheric horror tales written back in the day. I felt that these stories lost nothing with the passage of time. In fact, I appreciated the fact that these tales weren't gory at all. I guess I've gotten used to explicit scenes in my horror, and these shorts served ...
Lyndi
Lyndi rated it 4 years ago
WARNING: This review is going to contain some adult language. Most of the adult language is contained in direct quotes from the first few pages of this book, so if you have a problem with adult language, don't read this fucking book.I found this as a freebie on Kindle today - I basically just bought...
Book Reviews by Lynn
Book Reviews by Lynn rated it 6 years ago
The story tells the tale of an introverted academic who happens upon a strange whistle while exploring a cemetery on the East Anglian coast. When blown, the whistle unleashes a supernatural force that terrorises its discoverer.M. R. James was a prolific and hugely successful author, now credited wit...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
Disclaimer: Gotten as an Audible freebie. David Suchet reading M. R. James great combo. I’m not really sure how this qualifies as a Christmas ghost story, but nice and spooky. Don’t listen to it in a bedroom.
beishir
beishir rated it 6 years ago
This is the fourth published collection of MR James horror short stories. There were several themes consistent throughout the four volumes, all of which should be considered must reads for fans of the genre.4 STARS
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