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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)

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by JAMES, M. R. LibriVox

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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)

    Preface to Vol. 1 and Canon Alberic

    Preface to Vol. 1 and Canon Alberic

    • 34 min
    Lost Hearts

    Lost Hearts

    • 27 min
    The Mezzotint

    The Mezzotint

    • 30 min
    The Ash-Tree

    The Ash-Tree

    • 35 min
    Number 13

    Number 13

    • 40 min
    Count Magnus

    Count Magnus

    • 36 min

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I've been a huge fan of M R James ghost stories for 30 years. Listened to such as Michael Horden, Christoper Lee and Robert Powell. Peter Yearsley tops them all, simply wonderful a voice and fabulous reader

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