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The powerful sense of evil - darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles - pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don't understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing. The titles in Ghost Stories of an Antiquary range from witchcraft to the occult, and tap into our primal fear of things that go bump in the night. They are recognised as the best of their genre.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JenC | 1/11/2011

    " I've always loved ghost stories. I'm enjoying this book so far.

    I really enjoyed this book. I think the fact that is was short stories helped "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Holly | 11/25/2010

    " 1.5 stars.

    The title looked promising but the prose quality was disappointing or light. The antiquarian themes and silly humor will keep me coming back for more though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Barbara | 10/13/2010

    " Only listened to a few chapters, but it was so boring! It could have been the person that was reading it, though. No inflection in their voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erik | 7/27/2009

    " M.R. James was known to me as the editor and translator of the Oxford editon of the Apocryphal New Testament. Finding ghost stories by such a scholar was intriguing and the reading of them was quite pleasant. "

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About the Author

M. R. James (1862–1936) was an English medieval scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge and Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which redefined the genre. He abandoned the many gothic clichés of his predecessors and opted for more realistic, contemporary settings. His characters and plots, however, reflected his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the “antiquarian ghost story.”