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M. R. James

British writer

1862   -   1936

genre: ghost story, children's literature
country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
educated at: King's College
occupation: writer, historian, children's writer, prosaist
award received: doctor honoris causa, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Fellow of the British Academy
position held: vice-chancellor

Montague Rhodes James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who published under the name M. R. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18), and of Eton College (1918–36). He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (1913–15). Though James's work as a medievalist and scholar is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which some regard as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, James's protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the "antiquarian ghost story".
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works

23

More Ghost Stories

book by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

1911

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

book by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

1904

A Thin Ghost and Others

book by Montague Rhodes James

author: M. R. James

1919

A View from a Hill

ghost story by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

A Warning to the Curious

short story by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

1925

Lost Hearts

short story by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

1904

The Ash-tree

short story by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

1904

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas

short story by M. R. James

author: M. R. James

1904

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