Curious Warnings

Curious Warnings The Great Ghost Stories of M.R. James

|Short stories

Hardback (26 Apr 2012)

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Synopsis

A lavishly illustrated collector's edition containing all the supernatural tales ever written by M.R. James, the undisputed father of the modern ghost story.

'James is clearly the best that's ever been' MARK GATISS

M.R. James is one of the finest authors of supernatural fiction in the English language and revered as the father of the modern English ghost story. Many of his stories were originally written as Christmas entertainments and were read aloud by the author to selected gatherings of friends.

'There are all sorts of writers of all sorts of nightmares, but M.R. James wrote the best ghost stories. He may well have created the ghost story in its current form. Nobody can do what he did as well as he could' NEIL GAIMAN

Authorised by the writer's estate, Curious Warnings: The Complete Ghost Stories is the only volume that collects together all of James' much-loved supernatural tales - including the classics, 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad', 'A Warning to the Curious' and 'Canon Alberic's Scrapbook' - together with his novel The Five Jars, story fragments, essays and poetry. Illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards and featuring an extensive historical Afterword by editor Stephen Jones, this is the ultimate collection for fans of M.R. James and the classic British ghost story.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857388049
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: Jo Fletcher Books
Pub date:
Edition: |Short stories
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 22429
Number of pages: 652
Weight: 912g
Height: 239mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 54mm