Collected Ghost Stories (Clothbound Hardcover)

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Collected Ghost Stories (Clothbound Hardcover)

By M.R. James

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.

A Beautiful Cloth-Bound Collection

The clothbound edition looks as wonderful on your shelf as it feels in the hands. Heavy and dark, the settings and events  within will provide rich inspiration for Players and GMs looking to introduce sinister and supernatural elements into their campaigns. There is enough in each story to inspire a fearful and compelling single-session adventure - or simply enjoy this classic bone-chilling horror by reading a story aloud to family and friends beneath candlelight...

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