More Ghost Stories
|Author||M. R. James|
|Genre||Horror short stories|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Preceded by||Ghost Stories of an Antiquary|
|Followed by||A Thin Ghost and Others|
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 Ghost Stories of an Antiquary in one volume.
Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936) was a medievalist 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.
Contents of the original edition
- "A School Story"
- "The Rose Garden"
- "The Tractate Middoth" (full text on Wikisource: "The Tractate Middoth")
- "Casting the Runes"
- "The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral"
- "Martin's Close"
- "Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance"
- "A Guide to Supernatural Fiction". Retrieved 2007-03-29.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 240.
- "M.R. James: free web books, online". Retrieved 2009-09-11.