Montague Rhodes James, OM, MA (August 1862-June 1936) published as M.R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar, provost first of King's College, Cambridge, then of Eton College. He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are widely acknowledged as the finest in English literature. Stephen Jones edited and provided the Afterwords for Necronomicon and Eldritch Tales by H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard's The Complete Conan and Conan's Brethren. He is Britain's premier anthologist of horror and dark fantasy. He lives in London. His website can be found at www.stephenjoneseditor.com.
There are all sorts of writers of all sorts of nightmares, but M.R.
James wrote the best ghost stories. He may well have
created the ghost story in its current form. Nobody can do what
he did as well as he could * NEIL GAIMAN *
James is clearly the best that's ever been * MARK GATISS *
There are some authors one wishes one had never read so that one might have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M.R. James is one of these * RUTH RENDELL *
The stories are still marvellous. Atmospherically creepy, disturbing, and wonderfully English in their understated nature and simple statements of supernatural happenings . . . their inherent creepiness is eminently readable * SFF World *
What better time of year to curl up with ghost stories from the father of the genre? * Sunday Express *
Curious Warnings can fairly lay claim to being the most comprehensive collection of M.R. James' fiction to date * The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter *
A book to keep forever! * Words and Pieces *
If you like horror/ghost stories then this book is a must * Thestral's Books *