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Ghost stories of M. R. James By M. R. James
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Montague Rhodes James (1862 – 1936), who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English writer remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James... More > redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story".< Less
Old Testament Legends by M. R. James By M. R. James
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Have you ever wondered what happened to Adam and Eve after they left the Garden of Eden? Or whether people like Joseph, Abraham, Jeremiah, Job and others experienced further adventures? Well these... More > fascinating tales should satisfy your curiosity. They are taken from the Apocrypha – that strange collection of books which are sometimes printed between the Old and the New Testaments. They have provided inspiration for great artists, composers and poets, because of the wonderful stories and characters found in their pages. Are you familiar with the names of Judith and Holofernes, Tobias, Susanna and Judas Maccabeus? Their home is in the Apocrypha. The stories are re-told by M. R. James who is better known as the greatest writer of ghost stories in the 20th Century. He certainly brings his narrative gifts to the present collection. We encounter Satan, the Angels, demons, good men and bad, all woven into the fabric of these exciting tales. There are wonderful illustrations by H. J. Ford.< Less
Old Testament Legends Being Stories Out of Some of the Less-Known Aprocryphal Books of the Old Testament (Illustrated) By M. R. James
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If you read the title-page of this book—a thing which young persons very seldom do—you will see that it (the book) contains stories taken "out of some of the less-known apocryphal... More > books of the Old Testament." You will very possibly not understand what that means; but if you will read this preface—another thing which young persons do even seldomer than they read a title-page—you will find the best explanation that I can give.< Less
A Thin Ghost and Others By M.R. James
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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,... More > these spine-tingling tales will satisfy your craving for ghoulishly top-notch fiction.< Less
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary By M.R. JAMES
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The ghost stories of M.R. James (MRJ) are widely considered to be the best supernatural literature ever written. "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" was his first collection of short stories to... More > be published and is a fine introduction to this chilling, scholarly author.< Less
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary By M.R. JAMES
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The ghost stories of M.R. James (MRJ) are widely considered to be the best supernatural literature ever written. "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary" was his first collection of short stories to... More > be published and is a fine introduction to this chilling, scholarly author.< Less
After Dark in the Playing Fields By M R James
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M. R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a... More > recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying. Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch tapping on a window, ordinary things take on more than a tinge of dread in the hands of the original master of suspense.< Less
More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary By M. R. James
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More Ghost Stories is the title of M. R. James's second collection of ghost stories, published in 1911. Some later editions under the title Ghost Stories of an Antiquary contain it and the earlier... More > Ghost Stories of an Antiquary in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.< Less
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary By M. R. James
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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M. R. James' first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904. Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its... More > successor, More Ghost Stories, combined in one volume. Montague Rhodes James was a medieval scholar; Provost of King's College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.< Less
A System for Memorizing God's Word By R. M. Lewis
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EASY 5 MINUTE INVESTMENT! This book is the New King James Version of A System for Memorizing God's Word: a five-minute method for memorizing Bible verses, poetry, and informational text; and a... More > Scripture devotional. Whether you are a seeker, new Christian, seasoned believer, or somewhere in between, your spiritual journey of becoming like Christ will be refreshed and fortified by more than 250 NKJV Scriptures. They are already formatted for immediate memorization. It's easy to select a verse, and get started. You'll be encouraged by using this system in your own personal devotions. Alternatively, you can have challenging memorization fun with a friend. Just 5 minutes and you will see successful results. Quick recall and long-term retention have been proven with adults and children. Stimulate and expand your memory with this fun, five-minute investment method. It works! AVAILABLE TRANSLATIONS: New King James, King James, and New International Versions - Reference: R. M. Lewis. CHURCH DISCOUNTS - See Backcover.< Less