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The Haunted Dolls' House and Other Ghost Stories: The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Volume 2 (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780143039921
ISBN10: 014303992x
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Stories by a visionary master of supernatural fiction

 

In volume two of the only annotated edition of M. R. James's complete writings currently available, Penguin Classics brings together tales from James's final two works, A Thin Ghost and Others and A Warning to the Curious. In these stories, James continues his fearsome transformation of the ghost story from its nineteenth-century heritage, drawing upon his deep knowledge of medieval history and biblical curiosa. This edition features a number of little-known tales that have rarely been assembled, including “The Fenstation Witch,” presented here for the first time in a corrected text, a new translation of “Twelve Medieval Ghost Stories,” and a number of Jamess essays.

 

Edited and with an introduction and notes by S. T. Joshi.

Synopsis:

Stories by a visionary master of supernatural fiction

The second volume of the only annotated edition of M. R. James's complete writings currently available, this book brings together tales from James's final two volumes, A Thin Ghost and Others and A Warning to the Curious. I n these stories, James continues his transformation of the ghost story from its nineteenth-century heritage.

About the Author

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) is one of the originators and most influential writers of supernatural fiction. Among his many honors was the Order of Merit, bestowed upon him by King George V in 1930.

S. T. Joshi is a widely published writer, biographer, and editor. He is the editor of three Penguin Classics editions of H. P. Lovecraft's horror tales, among others.

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lisallaheyl, December 5, 2006 (view all comments by lisallaheyl)
A lovely collection of ghost stories for youth (probably ages 10 - 13).

I enjoyed it very much and the cover illustration is gorgeous.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039921
Author:
James, M. R.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Joshi, S. T.
Author:
Joshi, S. T.
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Ghost stories, English
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Subject:
Horror - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
The Complete Ghost S
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.84x5.02x.61 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Stories by a visionary master of supernatural fiction

The second volume of the only annotated edition of M. R. James's complete writings currently available, this book brings together tales from James's final two volumes, A Thin Ghost and Others and A Warning to the Curious. I n these stories, James continues his transformation of the ghost story from its nineteenth-century heritage.

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