Ghost Stories

M. R. James, Ruth Rendell (Introducer)

SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY RUTH RENDELL

M. R. James wrote his ghost stories to entertain friends on Christmas Eve, and they went on to both transform and modernise a genre. James harnesses the power of suggestion to move from a recognisable world to one that is indefinably strange, and then unforgettably terrifying. Sheets, pictures, carvings, a dolls house, a lonely beach, a branch tapping on a window - ordinary things take on more than a tinge of dread in the hands of the original master of suspense.

  • Vintage Classics
  • Published 6th October 2011
  • 288 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 18mm
  • 202g
  • £7.99