M. R. James Ghost Stories (Arcturus Classic Mysteries and Marvels #6)
This handsome hardback collection brings together the classic short fiction of M.R. James, one of the most acclaimed ghost story writers of all time who influenced the likes of Stephen King and H. P. Lovecraft.
M. R. James' tales have bewitched and terrified readers for over a century. Set among dark cathedrals, remote inns, and rural estates, with ancient artifacts of awful power lurking in the shadows, a sense of dread and unease builds until some terrible force is unleashed. These haunting tales by one of the genre's all-time greats will keep you transfixed even as your blood turns to ice.
- Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad
- Casting the Runes
- Count Magnus
- Lost Hearts
- The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
- And many more.
Presented with a striking gothic cover design with gold and silver foil accents and featuring an insightful introduction, this hardback volume is a wonderful gift or collectible for any lover of classic literature.
ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Classic Mysteries and Marvels series brings together thrilling short stories from classic fiction, including spine-chilling ghost stories, gripping detective fiction and cosmic horror. These hardback anthologies with foil accented cover designs make wonderful gifts for any classic lover.
About the Author
M. R. James (1862-1936) was an English author and a medievalist scholar who became one of the most acclaimed horror writers of all time. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1913-15 and is best remembered for his antiquarian ghost stories which redefined the genre for the 20th century. His stories have been adapted numerous times and have influenced modern writers including Stephen King and Neil Gaiman.