An illustrated collector's edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the father of the modern ghost story.
Montague Rhodes James - M. R. James - was an English academic and provost of King's College and Eton. He started writing ghost stories to entertain his friends . . . and now, one hundred and fifty years after his birth, he is revered as the father of the modern English ghost story.
This gorgeous hardback collection contains all thirty-five of M.R. James's highly acclaimed ghost stories, including the classics: 'Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook'. As well as a foreword by Clark Ashton Smith and an extended Afterword by Stephen Jones, the book is gloriously illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards, who has provided a frontispiece and a dozen full-page illustrations, as well as many small pictures throughout the text.
Like Gollancz's Black Books (Necronomicon and Conan), this is a wonderful book that should be part of every reader's personal library.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 1144 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 56 mm
There are some authors one wishes one had never read so that one might have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M.R. James is one of these * Ruth Rendell *
It's about time such an important and entertaining body of work was given the care and attention it deserves * SFF World *
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