A. M. Burrage
Alfred McLelland Burrage (1889 – 1956) was a British writer.
He served in the First World War and published a memoir of his experiences, War Is War, as "Ex-Private X". War is War became a bestseller. His humorous novel, Poor Dear Esme (1925), described by Jack Adrian as a "comic classic", was often reprinted.
Burrage is now remembered mainly for his horror fiction, which was originally collected in the books Some Ghost Stories (1927) and Someone in the Room (1931, as by "Ex-Private X") and has been reprinted by Ash-Tree Press. Bleiler has described Burrage's work thus: "The best stories in SOME GHOST STORIES and SOMEONE IN THE ROOM are intelligent, well crafted, and imaginative." Richard Dalby has ranked Burrage as "one of the finest English ghost story writers, alongside Benson, Wakefield and James." Neil Barron has stated "Burrage's underrated short stories are deft and subtle, and include a number of poignant posthumous fantasies."
- Poor Dear Esme (1925)
- Some Ghost Stories (1927)
- Someone in the Room (1931)
- Seeker to the Dead (1942)
- Don't Break the Seal (1946)
- Between the Minute and the Hour (1967)
- E. F. Bleiler, "A. M. Burrage" in The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural (1986), edited by Jack Sullivan.
- Jack Adrian, "Introduction" to A. M Burrage, Someone in the Room: Strange Tales Old and New.Ash-Tree Press, (1997) ISBN 1-899562-38-9
- Richard Dalby, The Mammoth book of ghost stories London: Robinson Books. ISBN 1854870556 (p.103).
- Neil Barron, Horror Literature: a reader's guide London: Garland, 1990. ISBN 0824043472
- Jack Adrian, "Burrage, A(lfred) M(cLelland)" in David Pringle, St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers. London: St. James Press, 1998, ISBN 1558622063
- S. T. Joshi, "A. M. Burrage:The Ghost Man" in Classics and Contemporaries (2009).
- A. M. Burrage at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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