M. R. James is one of the finest English language ghost story writers ever published. These short stories are not only classics of their genre, but are outstanding examples of beautifully paced, understated terror and sociological horror – reaching into the dark expanse of the unconscious mind…
This collection includes some of his most popular stories: ‘Oh Whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad’, ‘A School Story’, ‘Casting the Runes’, ‘Rats’, ‘There was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard’, ‘Number 13’, ‘Lost Hearts’, ‘The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral’, ‘The Mezzotint’, ‘The Ash Tree’, ‘A View from a Hill’, ‘The Tractate Middoth’ and ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’.
M. R. James is “…gifted with an almost diabolic power of calling horror by gentle steps from the midst of prosaic daily life. Dr. James has, it is clear, an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers.” – H.P. Lovecraft
“If you love gothic horror do yourself a favour and buy this CD; great stories read by excellent actors, what more could you ask for? 10 out of 10.” – ScifiOnline
Previously released in separate volumes in 2007.