Montague Rhodes James - Author
1862-1936
English
Two ingredients most valuable in the
concocting of a ghost story are the atmosphere
and the nicely managed crescendo

M.R. James

M(ontague) R(hodes) James (1862-1936), the son of a Kent curate, enjoyed a glittering academic career, and was acknowledged as a leading authority on medieval manuscripts and biblical apocrypha. By way of diversion, over a period of time he wrote thirty four of what are acknowledged to be the best ghost stories ever written. The passing of time does not lessen their popularity or their ability to chill, and our edition of 'Collected Ghost Stories' remains the best-selling book in the series.

Books by M.R. James