Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2017

512 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198797364

Bookseller Code (02)

Collected Ghost Stories

(OWC Hardback)

M. R. James
Edited by Darryl Jones

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

  • The only one-volume edition to include all the published stories included in M. R. James' 1931 Collected Ghost Stories, plus three uncollected tales
  • Includes a lively introduction that explores James' conservative, donnish background and the character traits that contributed to the extraordinary power of his closely focused tales, whose terrifying narratives are discussed.
  • The most accurate and comprehensive annotations to James' stories elucidate his antiquarian, classical, and literary references as well as providing interesting publishing history details
  • An appendix reprints the prefaces and introductions to James' individual story collections together with three short articles by James about the ghost story, which present the fullest first-hand account of his approach to the genre
  • Up-to-date bibliography and chronology