Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
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First edition cover
AuthorM. R. James
GenreHorror short stories
PublisherEdward Arnold
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
Followed byMore Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is a horror short story collection by British writer M. R. James, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911), combined in one volume.[1]

it was his first short story collection.

Contents of the original edition[edit]


After Jonathan Miller adapted "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" for Omnibus in 1968, several stories from the collection were adapted as the BBC's yearly Ghost Story for Christmas strand, including "Lost Hearts", "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas", "The Ash-tree" and "Number 13". "Whistle and I'll Come to You" was also heavily adapted by Neil Cross for broadcast on Christmas Eve 2010.[2]


  1. ^ Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 240.
  2. ^ A Ghost Story for Christmas,

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