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James McBryde was one of those friends and offered to illustrate the volume, but sadly died after only 4 illustrations were completed. A superb Ninth Impression of these tales that "have come to be seen as the epitome of the English ghost story. Several of James's ghost stories were printed in magazines in the 1890s and, in 1904, he was persuaded by the publisher Edward Arnold to bring out the present collection of eight tales.

Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume.They are certainly done by people with a love for the source material, and influenced, to a degree, by the BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas. comprises graphic adaptations of four of James’s most compelling and unsettling stories, plunging readers into a world of pervasive, creeping disquiet – a world populated by vengeful phantoms, disturbing visions and spectral works of art. Lost Hearts' – A rather moving tale of revenge from beyond the grave and the perils of devoting oneself to the arcane teachings of the ancients in the hopes of gaining eternal life.

We are often left at the end of these stories with the feeling that it’s not over, as in The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, where the greed for treasure drives Mr Somerton literally into the arms (or tentacles) of a supernatural creature. I knew where this one was going pretty much after the first paragraph, but I heartily enjoyed the ride. Cloaks, hoods, talons, tentacles, incredibly hairy faces, the foul smell of evil – all pervade his stories, creating, as the story proceeds, a cumulative horror that makes them the best of the genre.Had he not written in the genre, Rhodes would have been remembered an expert on apocryphal literature and medieval manuscripts, as director of Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum, and Provost of Eton. A meddling academic in the process of seeking an ancient artefact disturbs a restless supernatural creature from the past seeking to avenge an ancient crime or to exert a satanic influence on the present. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911), combined in one volume.

James’s ghost stories were written, in the first place, to be heard, preferably in a cosy, dimly-lit room, with a reassuring glass of whisky or brandy close at hand. James’s literary ambitions began and ended with ghost stories: ‘I have never cared to try another kind,’ he admitted, but in specialising he made the genre his own. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. I love the classic stories of MR James, and bought this, partly for myself, but also to try and interest my grandson in the stories. That’s not a matter for complaint, but I can’t help thinking it would have been nice to have the same voice reading all eight of the Ghost Stories of an Antiquary.Sus introducciones tienden a ser algo tediosas, y no es exactamente fácil de leer, pero es un verdadero maestro de lo escalofriante. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi [xii] 1 [2] 3-270 [271-272: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original tan buckram, front and spine panels stamped in orange and black, rear panel stamped in orange, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) began writing ghost stories upon entering Cambridge in 1882 and quickly become known for his candlelit readings. Pages bright, with instances of light spotting throughout, most concentrated to pages facing plates.

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