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Curious Warnings

Curious Warnings

An illustrated collector’s edition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the father of the modern ghost story.

Montague Rhodes James – M. R. James – was an English academic and provost of King’s College and Eton. He started writing ghost stories to entertain his friends . . . and now, one hundred and fifty years after his birth, he is revered as the father of the modern English ghost story.

This gorgeous hardback contains all thirty-five of M.R. James’s highly acclaimed ghost stories, including the classics: ‘Oh Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’ and ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’. As well as a foreword by Clark Ashton Smith and an extended Afterword by Stephen Jones the book is gloriously illustrated by award-winning artist Les Edwards.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 26th April 2012

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780857388063


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
There are some authors one wishes one had never read so that one might have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M.R. James is one of these
Ruth Rendell
It's about time such an important and entertaining body of work was given the care and attention it deserves
SFF World