Collected Ghost Stories 9780198797364, 0198797362, 978-019-956884-0, 0199568847

Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, James's stories draw on the terrors of the everyday

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Collected Ghost Stories
 9780198797364, 0198797362, 978-019-956884-0, 0199568847

Table of contents :
Content: Canon Alberic's scrap-book --
Lost hearts --
The mezzotint --
The ash-tree --
Number 13 --
Count Magnus --
"Oh, whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad" --
The treasure of Abbot Thomas --
A school story --
The rose garden --
The tractate middoth --
Casting the runes --
The stalls of Barchester Cathedral --
Martin's close --
Mr. Humphreys and his inheritance --
The residence at Whitminister --
The diary of Mr. Poynter --
An episode of cathedral history --
The story of a disappearance and an appearance --
Two doctors --
The haunted dolls' house --
The uncommon prayer-book --
A neighbour's landmark --
A view from a hill --
A warning to the curious --
An evening's entertainment --
There was a man dwelt by a churchyard --
Rats --
After dark in the playing fields --
Wailing well --
The experiment --
The malice of inanimate objects --
A vignette --
Appendix: M.R. James on ghost stories.

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