M. R James
Are you the type who loves nothing more than curling up with a book of ghost stories? If so, be sure to add A Thin Ghost and Others to your must-read list. A gem from the golden age of Gothic horror, these spine-tingling tales will satisfy your craving for ghoulishly top-notch fiction.
Delve deeper into the fascinating nooks and crannies of biblical history with this engaging volume of tales from the Old Testament era. Ordered chronologically, some of the tales center on unfamiliar characters, while others provide new insight and details about well-known figures such as Adam and Eve.
Looking for a spooky tale to read in front of the fireplace on Halloween or around the campfire on your next outdoor adventure? The Five Jars from M.R. James, master of the Victorian ghost story, is a frightening but family-friendly yarn that will tantalize young and old alike.
Author Montague Rhodes James was a medieval scholar by training, and he was interested in the oral storytelling tradition that prevailed before the printed word took hold and gained worldwide popularity. His ghost stories were written to be read aloud in a group setting, but even if you dare to read them all alone, you'll appreciate their subtlety, elegance and slow building of suspense.
Looking for some spooky stories to read on a camping trip, at a Halloween party, or at home with the family in front of a roaring fire? The works of medieval scholar M.R. James should fit the bill. James often said that he wrote his stories to be read aloud, so snuggle up and lose yourself in their slow-building suspense and lulling language.