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Author: M. R. James
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
M. R. James was born in Kent, England in 1862. James came to writing fiction relatively late, not publishing his first collection of short stories – Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) – until the age of 42. Modern scholars now see James as having redefined the ghost story for the 20th century and he is seen as the founder of the 'antiquarian ghost story'. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions with a brand new introductory biography of the author.
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Author: M.R. James
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Montague Rhodes James (1862 – 1936), who wrote as M. R. James, was an English medieval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–1918), and of Eton College (1918–1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic cliches of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story." This volume collects 27 of his classic tales, including: CANON ALBERIC'S SCRAP-BOOK LOST HEARTS THE MEZZOTINT THE ASH-TREE NUMBER 13 COUNT MAGNUS QUIS EST ISTE QUI VENIT THE TREASURE OF ABBOT THOMAS PART 2: THE FIVE JARS THE DISCOVERY THE FIRST JAR THE SECOND JAR THE SMALL PEOPLE DANGER TO THE JARS THE CAT, WAG, SLIM AND OTHERS THE BAT-BALL WAG AT HOME PART 3: MORE GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY CASTING THE RUNES THE ROSE GARDEN THE TRACTATE MIDDOTH THE STALLS OF BARCHESTER CATHEDRAL MARTIN’S CLOSE MR HUMPHREYS AND HIS INHERITANCE PART 4: A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS THE RESIDENCE AT WHITMINSTER THE DIARY OF MR. POYNTER AN EPISODE OF CATHEDRAL HISTORY THE STORY OF A DISAPPEARANCE AND AN APPEARANCE TWO DOCTORS And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see all the entries in the Megapack series -- including volumes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns, and much, much more! This is version 2.0 of this ebook release, correcting several typos from version 1.0.
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Publisher: Profile Books
From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he'd rather forget, to 'ghost detective' whose exorcism goes horribly wrong and a sinister masked ball which seems to have one too many guests, these ghost stories of supernatural terror are guaranteed to make you shiver, thrill and look under the bed tonight. From rural England to colonial India, in murky haunted mansions and under modern electric lighting, these master storytellers - some of the best writers in the English language - unfold spinetinglers which pull back the veil of everyday life to reveal the nightmares which lurk just out of sight. They are lessons in ingenuity and surprise, sometimes building slowly to a chilling climax, sometimes springing horror on you from the utterly banal. And as you'd expect from these writers, the stories are more than simply frightening - they're also disquieting exposures of mortality, loneliness and the human capacity for both evil and remorse. We wish you pleasant dreams. Contains ghost stories by: Ruth Rendell, M. R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, E. F. Benson, E. Nesbit, Saki, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, Hugh Walpole, Chico Kidd and LP Hartley.
From Tartarus Press, Ghost Stories by Oliver Onions collected twentytwo classic
tales. First published in 1931, Forrest Reid's Uncle Stephen was a dreamstory
with a new introduction by Colin Cruise, while L.P. Hartley's The Collected
Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
Number 13 - lucky for horror fans! This award-winning anthology series has now reached its thirteenth spectacular volume and to mark the event, Steve Jones has chosen only the very best short stories and novellas by today's finest exponents of the horror genre. Contributors to this volume include: Gala Blau, Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Charles Grant, Glen Hirshberg, Chico Kidd, Nancy Kilpatrick, Paul J. McAuley, Conrad Williams. Also featuring the most comprehensive overview of the year, a fascinating necrology and a list of useful contacts, this is the one book that all lovers of the supernatural and psychological terror will want on their shelves.
"Oliver Onions: The Man at the Edge." Discovering Classic Horror Fiction I. Ed.
Darrell Schweitzer. Mercer Island: Starmont House, 1992.121122. Print. “Berta
Ruck.” Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (National Library of Wales). N.p., n.d. Web.
Author: Osie Turner
Publisher: The Forlorn Press
This collection consists of thirteen stories by some of the best authors of speculative fiction. While they all feature ghosts, these are not traditional ghost stories. These tales are all unique and will stay with you long after you read them. The anthology contains a biography of Oliver Onions, the author of “The Beckoning Fair One.” There are also some annotations within the book with additional information pertinent to the stories. Table of Contents: The Attic by Algernon Blackwood Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad by M.R. James A Ghost by Guy de Maupassant The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford Bone to His Bone by E.G Swain The Beckoning Fair One by Oliver Onions The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens Christmas Eve on a Haunted Hulk by Frank Cowper The Ghosts by Lord Dunsany The Haunted and the Haunters, or the House and the Brain by Edward Bulwer-Lytton In The Tube by E.F. Benson The Toll-House by W.W. Jacobs The Listeners by Walter de la Mare Appendix: The Life of Oliver Onions by Osie Turner
This book examines 43 works of literature--from the famous to the obscure--that provided the basis for 62 horror films. Both the written works and the films are analyzed critically, with an emphasis on the symbiosis between the two.
Author: Ron Backer
Category: Performing Arts
Classic horror films such as Dracula, Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray are based on famous novels. Less well known—even to avid horror fans—are the many other memorable films based on literary works. Beginning in the silent era and continuing to the present, numerous horror films found their inspiration in novels, novellas, short stories and poems, though many of these written works are long forgotten. This book examines 43 works of literature—from the famous to the obscure—that provided the basis for 62 horror films. Both the written works and the films are analyzed critically, with an emphasis on the symbiosis between the two. Background on the authors and their writings is provided.
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Werewolves Witches Resources : Additional Titles CLASSIC HORROR Bradbury
Author: RoseMary Honnold
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Organized into eighteen thematic chapters, offers more than nineteen hundred annotated listings of recommended titles for young adults.
Bodies of the Dead and Other Great American Ghost Stories edited by David G.
Hartwell reprinted 13 classic tales by Bierce , Hawthorne , Poe , and others .
Twelve Tales of the Supernatural and Twelve Victorian Ghost Stories , both
edited by ...
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Author: Marshall B. Tymn
More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.
This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story.
Author: Montague Rhodes James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Category: Ghost stories, English
Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. -- ‡c From publisher’s description.
These volumes are both the culmination of the nineteenth-century ghost story tradition and the inspiration for much of the best twentieth-century work in this genre.
Author: M. R. James
The only annotated edition of M. R. James’s writings currently available Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories contains the entire first two volumes of James’s ghost stories, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. These volumes are both the culmination of the nineteenth-century ghost story tradition and the inspiration for much of the best twentieth-century work in this genre. Included in this collection are such landmark tales as “Count Magnus,” set in the wilds of Sweden; “Number 13,” a distinctive tale about a haunted hotel room; “Casting the Runes,” a richly complex tale of sorcery that served as the basis for the classic horror film Curse of the Demon; and “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad,” one of the most frightening tales in literature. The appendix includes several rare texts, including “A Night in King’s College Chapel,” James’s first known ghost story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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that could not have happened in England ... The horror story has been
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Author: Christine Baker
Publisher: NTC/Contemporary Publishing Company
Category: Horror tales
The Wordsworth Complete Works provide comprehensive collections of great authors in one volume. The series includes William Shakespeare and the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
Enter at your own Risk: The first ever Goosebumps.
Author: R.L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Enter at your own Risk: The first ever Goosebumps. Now with creepy bonus features! 11-year-old Josh and 12-year-old Amanda just moved into the oldest and weirdest house on the block--the two siblings think it might even be haunted! But of course, their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends. But the creepy kids are not like anyone Josh and Amanda have ever met before. And when they take a shortcut through the cemetery one night, Josh and Amanda learn why.
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Author: Roy Thomas
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
A new era begins for Conan the Barbarian, as he sets out, once more alone, into the savage heart of Hyboria — his wit, his strength, and his blade, his only allies against a flood of foes both human and super-human! Presenting more of the celebrated Roy Thomas/John Buscema Conan the Barbarian run, as well as a special guest artist appearance by Sal Buscema! All featuring completely re-mastered color; all proving once again why Conan is the greatest and most savage Epic Fantasy character of all time.
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Author: Tony Earnshaw
Category: Performing Arts
The film's troublesome production schedule is brought vividly to life through Tony Earnshaw's enthusiastic style - including new research and original interviews. Earnshaw's book tracks the film's development from the original ghost story Casting the Runes by M R James through the various shooting scripts, alternative titles, and the challenging production work, to the final theatrical release. Along the way there are anecdotes, analysis and fascinating insights into British movie making in the 1950s, as well as previously unseen production designs by Sir Ken Adam, who went on to create the gadgets and secret bases that helped make the Bond series an international phenomenon. With a comprehensive location guide and biographies of all the onstage and backstage players, Beating The Devil - the Making of Night of the Demon is the definitive book on what has been described as "The Casablanca of Horror Films".