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Delphi Complete Works of M. R. James (Illustrated)

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Delphi Complete Works of M. R. James (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of M. R. James (Illustrated)
2013 |ASIN: B00EK1V202 | 1392 pages | EPUB | 11 MB

M. R. James entirely redefined the ghost story for the modern reader. Abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors, he chose instead realistic contemporary settings, whilst blending his esoteric interest in antiquarian subjects to fashion his own inimitable tales of horror. For the first time in publishing history, Delphi Classics presents the complete fictional works of M. R. James, as well offering every published work that James produced for the general reader. This comprehensive eBook offers numerous illustrations, informative introductions, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to James’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the short story collections and other texts
* ALL the story collections, with individual contents tables
* Includes rare uncollected ghost stories often missed out of collections
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the ghost stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* All of James’ translations of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories
* Many rare non fiction works appear here for the first time in digital publishing history
* Even includes the two rare guide books written by James – first time in digital print
* Includes James’ rare memoir - explore the author’s personal experiences
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


CONTENTS:

The Short Story Collections
GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY
MORE GHOST STORIES
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS
A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS AND OTHER GHOST STORIES
THE COLLECTED GHOST STORIES OF M. R. JAMES
UNCOLLECTED STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Children’s Books
THE FIVE JARS
FORTY-TWO STORIES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

The Non-Fiction
HENRY THE SIXTH: A REPRINT OF JOHN BLACMAN’S MEMOIR
THE WANDERINGS AND HOMES OF MANUSCRIPTS HELPS FOR STUDENTS OF HISTORY
OLD TESTAMENT LEGENDS
PROLOGUE TO LE FANU’S MADAM CROWL’S GHOST AND OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY
THE APOCRYPHAL NEW TESTAMENT
INTRODUCTION TO ‘GHOSTS AND MARVELS’ (1924)
SOME REMARKS ON GHOST STORIES
GHOSTS — TREAT THEM GENTLY!

The Guidebooks
ABBEYS
SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK

The Memoir
ETON AND KING’S: RECOLLECTIONS, MOSTLY TRIVIAL, 1875-1925