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Collected Ghost Stories

por M. R. James

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Series: Ghost Stories of M.R. James (Omnibus 1-4)

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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, 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 closedrooms and night-time 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 creaturesseeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb.This edition presents all of James's 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's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own.… (más)
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M.R. James’s Collected Ghost Stories is among the finest anthologies in the genre. With a somewhat professorial tone yet wholly accessible, James’s stories exhibit a style and sense of eeriness that few authors can match. James includes authoritative details throughout that sublimely augment the reader’s suspension of disbelief. The tales generally fall into two broad plot lines: stories involving the search for or discovery of antiquarian manuscripts and artifacts; and stories centered in English manors or estates of some historical significance. These are all uniformly effective ghost stories by the unparalleled master storyteller. ( )
1 vota ghr4 | Oct 12, 2020 |
Reprint of 1931 edition ( )
  Afab67 | Apr 23, 2020 |
A beautiful edition with illustrations by Francis Mosley ( )
  Afab67 | Apr 23, 2020 |
The Collected Ghost Stories of M R James

In many ways, M R James was destined to be a superlative writer of ghost stories. Born in 1862, his interest in antiquarian matters was evident even during boyhood and he spent the whole of his long bachelor life steeped in the past: first at Eton and then Cambridge as an undergraduate and subsequently an academic, later completing the full circle by retiring from the university to return to his old school as provost.

To create memorable ghost stories requires the writer to connect profoundly with a past that intrudes upon the present world. In fact, the author really needs to be immersed in the past. Even when those around them cannot feel the tug or lure of the centuries of lives that have gone before, they still need to remain powerfully vivid to the writer of ghost stories. M R James was such a man. There are moments in his fiction when the present seems to cause him more fear than the past ever could. He could combine the two more effectively in a ghost story than any other writer has managed, even during the golden age of the ghost story we attribute to the Victorians.

Another part of the reason why M R James' fiction is so vivid is that he wrote about what he knew. Boarding school, the ecclesiastical world and academic life often feature in his writing, as do the country homes he visited during the holidays. Each environment lends itself well as a setting for a ghost story, being essentially backward looking into the past, and (as an older building) providing a credible location for a spirit to have established itself hundreds of years ago and lingered ever since. ( )
1 vota johncadamssf | Feb 27, 2020 |
This is a hefty volume of M. R. James's ghost stories. James is skilled at devising creepy monsters that are glimpsed only fleetingly, but the one fleeting glimpse is chilling. (For example, in "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad", "The Diary of Mr. Poynter", or "A View from a Hill") He likes to use certain storytelling devices and frameworks, so the collection as a whole can get repetitive. The multi-layered narratives in particular can be exhausting, although it is usually clear who is talking. And at one point he himself acknowledges the similarity between two stories: "The Mezzotint" and "The Haunted Dolls' House", but given that "The Mezzotint" is great, I think both of them work very well. His writing is also not without humour; I nearly laughed out loud at one story whose first line of dialogue is spoken by "a person not in this story".

I'd recommend this if you like creepy but not gory stories...and read it a little bit at a time. Don't try to read it all at once. ( )
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Nombre del autorRolTipo de autor¿Trabajo?Estado
James, M. R.autor principaltodas las edicionesconfirmado
Davies, David StuartIntroducciónautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
Fitzgerald, PenelopeIntroducciónautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
Grimshaw, John AtkinsonArtista de la Cubiertaautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
Jones, DarrylEditorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado
Mosley, FrancisIlustradorautor secundarioalgunas edicionesconfirmado

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This is an omnibus volume containing all the stories published in M.R. James' four original volumes of ghost stories. It should contain 31 stories. Please do not combine it with editions which are only selections, containing a smaller number of stories.
This book contains 34 stories - all stories from James' four short story collections, and three additional stories. See description for list of stories.
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'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, 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 closedrooms and night-time 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 creaturesseeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb.This edition presents all of James's 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's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's 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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