Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Volume 1


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Paperback
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$16.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143039396
  • 320 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The only annotated edition of M. R. James’s writings currently available

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories contains the entire first two volumes of James’s ghost stories, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. These volumes are both the culmination of the nineteenth-century ghost story tradition and the inspiration for much of the best twentieth-century work in this genre. Included in this collection are such landmark tales as “Count Magnus,” set in the wilds of Sweden; “Number 13,” a distinctive tale about a haunted hotel room; “Casting the Runes,” a richly complex tale of sorcery that served as the basis for the classic horror film Curse of the Demon; and “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad,” one of the most frightening tales in literature. The appendix includes several rare texts, including “A Night in King’s College Chapel,” James’s first known ghost story.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories

M. R. James, Introduction by: S. T. Joshi

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