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Synopsis: 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...one hundred and fifty years after his birth he is now 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.
About the Author: Montague Rhodes James, OM, MA (August 1862-June 1936) published as M.R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar, provost first of King's College, Cambridge, then of Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are widely acknowledged as the finest in English literature. Stephen Jones edited and provided the Afterwords for Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales by H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard's The Complete Conan and Conan's Brethren. He is Britain's premier anthologist of horror and dark fantasy. He lives in London. His website can be found at www.stephenjoneseditor.com.
Title: Curious Warnings: The Great Ghost Stories of...
Publisher: Jo Fletcher
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Jo Fletcher, London, 2012. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition, Thus. Issued in burgundy boards without a dustjascket. There are thousasnds of ghost stories; the top three were likely written by M. R. James are in this 655 page book. Lavishly illustred by Les Edwards. Edited with an afterword by Stephen Jones. The 150th anniversary edition, likely to be a collector's item. Bookseller Inventory # DDR3720
Book Description Jo Fletcher, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001045130
Book Description Jo Fletcher, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020857388045