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James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes) 1862-1936

Overview
Works: 1,140 works in 3,832 publications in 7 languages and 35,362 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Short stories  Ghost stories  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Horror films  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Composer, Adapter, Arranger, Compiler, Speaker, Redactor
Classifications: PZ8.A542, E
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Most widely held works by M. R James
The apocryphal New Testament : being the apocryphal gospels, acts, epistles, and apocalypses, with other narratives and fragments by M. R James( Book )

114 editions published between 1924 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the compilation originally published by William Hone of London in 1820. In the earlier edition, the translations were by Jeremiah Jones and Archbishop Wake
A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
Ghost stories of an antiquary by M. R James( Book )

98 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 1904 classic collects the earliest ghost stories of author M.R. James. While not gruesome by any means, these classic tales of apparitions and other supernatural horrors remain chilling to this day."--Amazon.com viewed October 21, 2014
A thin ghost and others by M. R James( )

35 editions published between 1919 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note: The University of Adelaide Library eBooks @ Adelaide
The steadfast tin soldier by H. C Andersen( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being accidentally launched on a dangerous and terrible voyage, a one-legged soldier finds his way back to his true love--a paper dancing girl
Collected ghost stories by M. R James( Book )

80 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. --
The wild swans by H. C Andersen( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this newly illustrated edition of the Andersen classic, eleven brothers who have been turned into swans by their evil stepmother are saved by their beautiful sister
Abbeys by M. R James( Book )

34 editions published between 1925 and 1926 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De nugis curialium = Courtiers' trifles by Walter Map( Book )

52 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Map was a twelfth-century courtier and royal servant. He was a prolific writer, but De Nugis Curialium ('Courtiers' Trifles') is the only surviving work confidently attributed to him. The book is a collection of short stories and anecdotes about the court, religion and history. Map's references demonstrate that he read widely, not only biblical and theological works, but also classical authors such as Horace, Virgil, Ovid and Juvenal. The only surviving manuscript of the work is a fourteenth-century copy once belonging to the monk John Wells of Ramsey Abbey. The Cambridge bibliographer M. R. James would have been attracted to the breadth of Map's referencing, and the author's light-hearted writing style which was intended to entertain. James' 1914 Oxford publication corrected the earlier work of Thomas Wright who published an edition for the Camden Society in 1850
The ghost stories of M.R. James by M. R James( Book )

42 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In each of these stories there is a slowly escalating sense of unease and dread, ultimately shifting into the wildly uncanny. James' characters exist in a world of ancient objects whose atrocious histories begin to repeat when they are disturbed, and the blinkered repression common to James' narratives only amplifies the shock of the spectral appearance
The English short story in transition, 1880-1920 by Helmut E Gerber( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of children's stories by Jan Mark( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories written for children over the past 250 years by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Joan Aiken, and Rose Guy
Casting the runes and other ghost stories by M. R James( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-one tales that, in Chabon's words, 'venture to the limits of the human capacity for terror and revulsion... armed only with an umbrella and a very dry wit.' The stories here represent the best of James's work. They are set in the leisurely, late-Victorian, middle-class world of country houses, seaside inns, out-of-the-way railway stations, and cathedral closes, where gentlemen of independent means and antiquarian tastes suddenly find themselves confronted by terrifying agents of supernatural malice. But what these tales are really about, writes Chabon, 'is ultimately the breathtaking fragility of life, of 'reality,' of all the structures that we have erected to defend ourselves from our constant nagging suspicion that underlying everything is chaos, brutal and unreasoning.'"--Amazon.com
The Biblical antiquities of Philo by Pseudo-Philo( Book )

36 editions published between 1917 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected ghost stories of M.R. James by M. R James( Book )

35 editions published between 1931 and 1974 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of ghost stories, most of them centered around historical or antiquary artifacts or places. "Casting the runes" served as the basis for Jacques Tourneur's 1957 motion picture, "Night of the demon."
The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British painting by C. H. Collins Baker( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1938 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament : their titles and fragments by M. R James( Book )

29 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanderings and homes of manuscripts by M. R James( Book )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1919, this volume is a change of pace from an author best known for his classic ghost stories. It is a history of the transmission of manuscripts from one area, culture, or age, to another. The author's moral: Be inquisitive. See books for yourself; do not trust that the cataloguer has told you everything
The life and miracles of St. William of Norwich by Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1896 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work marks a significant and tragic moment in the history of medieval Jewish-Christian relations, as it promulgates one of Europe's first allegations of Jewish ritual murder of a Christian child. Composed in stages between 1150 and 1173 by Thomas, a monk at the Benedictine priory of Norwich, the Life narrates in seven books the murder (in 1144), discovery, miracles and canonisation (though he was deprived of sainthood at the Reformation) of a local boy, William. Offering an invaluable window into daily life in twelfth-century East Anglia, the work also stands at the origins of a myth with profound consequences for medieval Jewish communities. Edited by Augustus Jessop (1823-1914) and M. R. James (1862-1936) from a unique manuscript, this 1896 edition offers the original Latin text and a modern English translation, supplemented by detailed considerations of the textual, historical and political contexts shaping this remarkable document
 
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The Oxford book of children's stories
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A thin ghost and othersCollected ghost storiesDe nugis curialium = Courtiers' triflesThe ghost stories of M.R. JamesThe Oxford book of children's storiesCasting the runes and other ghost storiesThe Biblical antiquities of PhiloThe lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament : their titles and fragmentsThe life and miracles of St. William of Norwich
Alternative Names
James M. R.

James M. R. 1862-1936

James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes)

James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936

James, Montague R.

James, Montague R. 1862-1936

James Montague Rhodes

James, Montague Rhodes 1862-1936

M. R. James

M. R. James British writer

M. R. James britisk historikar og skribent

M. R. James britisk historiker og skribent

M. R. James escriptor britànic

M·R·詹姆斯

Montague Rhodes Herrera escritor británico

Montague Rhodes James

Montague Rhodes, James 1862-1936

Montague Rhodes James anglický povídkář, paleograf a mediavelista

Montague Rhodes James britischer Horror- und Fantasyautor

Montague Rhodes James Brits schrijver

Montague Rhodes James brittisk historiker och författare

Montague Rhodes James écrivain britannique

Montague Rhodes James scrittore, storico e medievista britannico

Rhodes James, Montague

Джеймс, Монтегю Родс английский писатель, историк

إم. جيمس كاتب بريطاني

제임스, M. R. 1862-1936

제임스, 몬터규 로즈 1862-1936

ジェイムズ, M. R

モンタギュウ・ロウズ・ジェイムズ

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