R james featuring the stories the ash tree, rats, a school story, the haunted dolls house and the diary of mr poynter. Collected ghost stories by james, first edition abebooks. It sounds terribly unfair but ghost stories, which follows an edition of the collected ghost. James, the collected ghost stories folio society, 2007, ixxvi. James foilo socity illustrated by charles keeping no. Spooky folio society books beautiful books youtube. Featuring specially commissioned original illustrations, the stories are brought vividly to life. James folio society 2008 james, montague rhodes on. The folio society, 1973 oh whistle and ill come to you my lad. Canon alberics scrapbook was written in 1894 and printed soon after in. Often read at christmas but great to read at anytime of the year, this collection of short often very unsettling ghost stories are easy to read and digest quickly but leave an indelible impression in your mind and imagination.
Abebooks, an amazon company, offers millions of new, used, and out. Ghost stories of an antiquary 1904, more ghost stories 1911, a thin ghost and others 1919, a warning to the curious and other ghost stories 1925 and collected ghost stories 1931 the latter contained the entire contents of the previous four volumes, together with a. Charles keeping illustration for 1973 folio society edition of the ghost stories of m r james ghost stories of m. The reason why these stories are so good is that james judges and recreates exactly the correct amount of romance in each story that parallels the romantic notion of the ghost in every persons mind. The making of night of the demon national museum of photography, television.
James 18621936, a cambridge don, laid the foundations of the modern ghost story with the 33 wellwrought antiquarian tales collected here. Collected ghost stories oxford worlds classics kindle. Ghost stories of an antiquary, more ghost stories of an antiquary, a thin ghost and others, and a warning to the curious. Jan 1, 2016 pics inspired by the literary works of the greatest ghost writer of all time. Canon alberics scrap book lost hearts the mezzotint the ashtree number count magnus oh whistle, and ill come to you, my lad the treasure of abbot thomas.
Thanks to folio s online archiving of past invoices, i see i bought the m. A very good copy with some fading to the spine and a touch of wear at the tips. Detmold, 1998, together with 65 further volumes of fiction, folio society publications, numerous colour and black and white. With gripping thrillers, heartbreaking romance and some of the greatest fiction novels of all time, the folio society s collection of fiction books has a story to suit every reader. Ghost stories by mr james, ghost stories collection, audiobook, stories for halloween.
Over one hundred years after they were first published, his eerie tales retain the power to unsettle and unnerve. Being eighteen terrifying and bizarre tales of bewitched beings. Ghoast stories of an antiquary 1904, more ghost stories 1911, a thin ghost and others 1919, and a warning to the. James obvious intelligence he was a professor at cambridge university for many years is a little. He had a brilliant skill for unsettling you and you wake up panting in the night reverand richard coles, daily express in his introduction to the 20 oxford world classics edition of mr james s collected ghost stories, darryl jones cites the story casting the runes, in which a mr dunning, lying in bed in the dark, gropes for matches under his pillow.
The main part of the collection is made up from the consolidation of four previous collections, with a small number of stories written after that point added to the total. James omnibus collection of ghost stories, published in 1931, bringing together all but four of his ghost stories which had yet to be published. He was vicechancellor of the university of cambridge 1915 though james s work as a medievalist and scholar is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which some. Montague rhodes james, who used the publication name m. Introduction reprinted in the guardian december 23, 2000, and in m. James has 34 entries in the series overdrive rakuten overdrive borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. First published in 1931, colected ghost stories is a collection of most of m. A timeless collection of englands greatest ever ghost story writer mr james. Penelope fitzgerald introduction francis mosley illustrations james, m. These stories were all first written for publication in magazines or for his famous christmas readings, and were subsequently collected into four seperate volumes. See more ideas about ghost stories, horror stories and horror books. James, was an outstanding medieval scholar, provost of both eton and kings college, cambridge and the greatest writer of ghost stories in the english language.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Jamess ghost stories were published in a series of collections. Five volumes of jamess ghost stories were published during his lifetime. In oh, whistle, and ill come to you, my lad, a note blown on an ancient instrument accidentally summons a horrifying entity from the primitive past. Montague rhodes james om fba 1 august 1862 12 june 1936 was an english author, medievalist scholar and provost of kings college, cambridge 19051918, and of eton college 19181936. Folio has gathered nineteen classic and contemporary stories and added atmopsheric illustrations by david mcconochie, creating a. The collected ghost stories of m r james in many ways, m r james was destined to be a superlative writer of ghost stories.
A little late for halloween i was travelling for work but theres always time to curl up with some spooky stories from the folio society. James s most popular book is collected ghost stories. The typical james ghost story kicks off when someone discovers an old manuscript or a valuable or rare book, often with a religious connection or theme. First published in 1931, the penguin complete ghost stories of m. James s ghost stories were written to be read aloud as christmas eve entertainment to select gatherings of friends at cambridge. Ripley, ripley underground, ripleys game 3 volumes in total, 2011, by patricia highsmith, finnegans wake, by james joyce, 2014, the fables of aesop, illustrated by edward j. Pdf academia, avocation and ludicity in the supernatural fiction. The first american edition of this exceptional collection of stories collecting james earlier collections and adding some additional stories. See more ideas about ghost stories, the uncanny and illustration. Such a collection dennistoun had hardly dreamed of in his. Paperback, hardcover, mass market paperback, kindle edition, nook, ebook, library binding, audiobook, audio cd.
Montague rhodes james 18621936 was a medievalist scholar. Frayling, christopher, in tony earnshaw, beating the devil. The collected ghost stories was 1st published in 1931 and this is the 3rd imp and in the same format as that edition. The only onevolume edition to include all the published stories included in m. Hes best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in english literature. Collected ghost stories oxford worlds classics kindle edition by james, m. Charles keeping childrens book author, illustrator and lithographer. This ebook is made available at no cost and with very few restrictions. However, he remains best known for his own ghost stories, which were published in several collections, including ghost stories of an antiquary 1904, a thin ghost and other stories 1919, a warning to the curious 1925 and a collected edition in 1931. The first hardback collected edition appeared in 1931.
Worth every penny, michael horden reads ghost stories by m. As nigel kneale said in the introduction to the folio society edition of ghost stories of m. My guess is that it was released around then a christmas title probably with the customary 20%. 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. The folio book of ghost stories is a very appropriate choice for this time of year. James s 1931 collected ghost stories, plus three uncollected tales. Buy ghost stories book online at the folio society from the worlds most.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading collected ghost stories oxford worlds classics. Unfollow mr james ghost stories to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. We dont know when or if this item will be back in stock. Ghost stories by mr james ghost stories collection.1426 1006 97 730 1357 629 388 1240 294 672 733 1447 753 1448 1257 999 209 3 1207 1063 727 1457 1373 1434 714 921 883 787 1344 690 1237 29 1127 659 1161 945 806 569 576 1490 379 764 483 403 1136 1375 681 829 704 672