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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

M. R. James

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King’s College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. “Ghost Stories of an Antiquary” was written as two collections, presented here as two volumes in a single work. There is a short author’s preface before the first story in each volume. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King’s College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. “Ghost Stories of an Antiquary” was written as two collections, presented here as two volumes in a single work. There is a short author’s preface before the first story in each volume. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a medieval scholar; Provost of King’s College, Cambridge. He wrote many of his ghost stories to be read aloud in the long tradition of spooky Christmas Eve tales. His stories often use rural settings, with a quiet, scholarly protagonist getting caught up in the activities of supernatural forces. The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. “Ghost Stories of an Antiquary” was written as two collections, presented here as two volumes in a single work. There is a short author’s preface before the first story in each volume. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 6m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

34:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

36:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

49:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

50:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

43:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

53:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

40:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:28