Ghost Stories (Paperback)
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Ghost Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 06/10/2011
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The most chilling and atmospheric tales from a true pioneer of supernatural fiction, this collection of M.R. James’ ghost stories makes for delightfully spooky reading on a dark winter’s night. 

Malignant forces and supernatural visitors haunt this selection of superbly spooky tales selected and introduced by Ruth Rendell.

M. R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying.

Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch tapping on a window - ordinary things take on more than a tinge of dread in the hands of the original master of suspense.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099560562
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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In M.R. James' stories, the ordinary tips over into an alternative existence that is just as believable - Guardian

An original and powerful storyteller.... A gnawing sense of unease, a steady accumulation of sounds, shadows and images finally meet in a single moment of sensational physical horror - Daily Telegraph

M R James, who ushered the ghost story into our century, is still quite simply the craftiest - Independent

M R James is quite simply the finest writer of ghost stories ever. They're always set in an academic context, about university chaps who find out very nasty things while they're researching. They uncork the wrong bottle, unearth the wrong papers, dig up the wrong place. . . James was provost of Eton and a fellow of Kings College, and the stories have this wonderful candlelit, academic atmosphere, surrounded by incredible nastiness. Tweedy, but unpleasant - Christopher Frayling

A master class in creepiness from the Edwardian-era Provost of King's College, Cambridge. James delivers brilliant atmospherics, gnawing disquiet and (above all) horrific denouements created by suggestion rather than ghoulish spectacle - Independent

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“Ghost Stories”

A wonderful collection ofstories to chill the bones. Make sure the windows are shut and settle down with a mug of hot chocolate.

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The end of British Summer Time is the perfect time to pick up this chilling collection, sure to unnerve even the most sceptical and rational reader on those dark winter nights.

The strength of James’s narratives is... More

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“Sometimes the classic stories are the best”

Sometimes the classic stories are the best with M R James short stories about ghosts every story has a chill inside wet in this collection in one book

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