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M. R. James entirely redefined the ghost story for the modern reader. Abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors, he chose instead realistic contemporary settings, whilst blending his esoteric interest in antiquarian subjects to fashion his own inimitable tales of horror. This is the most complete collection possible of the works of M. R. James in the US, offering almost all of the ghost stories and many rare texts appearing here for the first time in digital format. This comprehensive eBook provides numerous illustrations, informative introductions, rare texts and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to James' life and works
* Concise introductions to the short story collections and other texts
* Four story collections, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the ghost stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* James' novella written for children
* Rare non-fiction works appear here for the first time in digital publishing history
* Even includes the two rare guide books written by James - first time in digital print
* Includes James' rare memoir - explore the author's personal experiences
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note - these eight stories cannot appear due to copyright restrictions: WAILING WELL, THERE WAS A MAN DWELT BY A CHURCHYARD, RATS, AFTER DARK IN THE PLAYING FIELDS, THE EXPERIMENT, THE MALICE OF INANIMATE OBJECTS, A VIGNETTE and THE FENSTANTON WITCH. Once new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

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CONTENTS:

The Short Story Collections
GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY
MORE GHOST STORIES
A THIN GHOST AND OTHERS
A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS AND OTHER GHOST STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Children's Novella
THE FIVE JARS

The Non-Fiction
HENRY THE SIXTH: A REPRINT OF JOHN BLACMAN'S MEMOIR
THE WANDERINGS AND HOMES OF MANUSCRIPTS HELPS FOR STUDENTS OF HISTORY
OLD TESTAMENT LEGENDS
PROLOGUE TO LE FANU'S MADAM CROWL'S GHOST AND OTHER TALES OF MYSTERY

The Guidebooks
ABBEYS
SUFFOLK AND NORFOLK

The Memoir
ETON AND KING'S: RECOLLECTIONS, MOSTLY TRIVIAL, 1875-1925

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