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Ghost stories

Author: M R James; Ruth Rendell
Publisher: London : Vintage Classics : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. He harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying. This title collects these stories.
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Genre/Form: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M R James; Ruth Rendell
ISBN: 9780099560562 0099560569
OCLC Number: 851786245
Language Note: English.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 384 pages ; 20 x 13 cm
Responsibility: M.R. James ; Introduction by Ruth Rendell.

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James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch  Read more...

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"In M.R. James' stories, the ordinary tips over into an alternative existence that is just as believable" * Guardian * "An original and powerful storyteller.... A gnawing sense of unease, a steady Read more...

 
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