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The Resource Collected ghost stories, M. R. James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones

Collected ghost stories, M. R. James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones

Label
Collected ghost stories
Title
Collected ghost stories
Statement of responsibility
M. R. James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James (1862-1936), a Cambridge don, laid the foundations of the modern ghost story with the 33 well-wrought antiquarian tales collected here. In " 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad,' " a note blown on an ancient instrument accidentally summons a horrifying entity from the primitive past. "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book" and "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral" both concern demonic beings aroused through scholarly researches into church history. "The Mezzotint" tells of a supernaturally animated print whose imagery replays a horrifying tragedy from the past. James emphasized atmosphere and mood over shock tactics, but he always insisted that ghosts be malevolent and found very disquieting forms for them to take. Many of these stories are time-tested classics, and this volume, which also includes an informative introduction and notes by Darryl Jones, is indispensable for any fan of supernatural fiction. --Publishers Weekly
Storyline
Tone
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1862-1936
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James, M. R.
Dewey number
823.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1967-
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Jones, Darryl
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True
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  • Ghosts
  • Demons
  • Supernatural
Target audience
adult
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Label
Collected ghost stories, M. R. James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad'
  • The
  • treasure of Abbot Thomas
  • A
  • school story
  • The
  • rose garden
  • The
  • tractate middoth
  • Casting the runes
  • Canon Alberic's scrap-book
  • The
  • stalls of Barchester Cathedral
  • Martin's close
  • Mr. Hunphreys and his inheritance
  • The
  • residence at Whitminster
  • The
  • diary of Mr. Poynter
  • An
  • episode of Cathedral history
  • Lost hearts
  • The
  • story of a disappearance and an appearance
  • Two doctors
  • The
  • haunted dolls' house
  • The
  • uncommon prayer-book
  • A
  • neighbour's landmark
  • A
  • The
  • view form a hill
  • A
  • warning to the curious
  • An
  • evening's entertainment
  • There was a man dwelt by a churchyard
  • Rats
  • After dark in the playing fields
  • Wailing well
  • The
  • mezzotint
  • experiment
  • The
  • malice in inanimate objects
  • A
  • vignette
  • The
  • ash-tree
  • Number 13
  • Count Magnus
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 468 pages
Isbn
9780199568840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 748672443
  • (OCoLC)748672443
Label
Collected ghost stories, M. R. James ; edited with an introduction and notes by Darryl Jones
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 'Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad'
  • The
  • treasure of Abbot Thomas
  • A
  • school story
  • The
  • rose garden
  • The
  • tractate middoth
  • Casting the runes
  • Canon Alberic's scrap-book
  • The
  • stalls of Barchester Cathedral
  • Martin's close
  • Mr. Hunphreys and his inheritance
  • The
  • residence at Whitminster
  • The
  • diary of Mr. Poynter
  • An
  • episode of Cathedral history
  • Lost hearts
  • The
  • story of a disappearance and an appearance
  • Two doctors
  • The
  • haunted dolls' house
  • The
  • uncommon prayer-book
  • A
  • neighbour's landmark
  • A
  • The
  • view form a hill
  • A
  • warning to the curious
  • An
  • evening's entertainment
  • There was a man dwelt by a churchyard
  • Rats
  • After dark in the playing fields
  • Wailing well
  • The
  • mezzotint
  • experiment
  • The
  • malice in inanimate objects
  • A
  • vignette
  • The
  • ash-tree
  • Number 13
  • Count Magnus
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 468 pages
Isbn
9780199568840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 748672443
  • (OCoLC)748672443

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