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A School Story

A School Story

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Lizzie Abbott Release Date: 01/04/2021

First published in 1911, A School Story is a classic paranormal tale written by M.R. James, an author considered to be the originator of the modern age ghost story. Though popular in written form, his stories were in fact designed to be read out loud - something he would do every Christmas in his role as housemaster to young boys boarding at Eton school. In this particularly story - itself set at a boarding school - a Latin teacher is troubled by unusual phrases from the dead language that start to show up among the work he sets his students; something about the phrases remind him of a dark secret from his past...

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B. J. Harrison Reads Casting the Runes

B. J. Harrison Reads Casting the Runes

Author: M.R. James Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: 01/02/2021

Mr. Edward Dunning is a researcher studying 'The Truth of Alchemy' by Mr. Karswell. He starts seeing the name 'John Harrington' everywhere he goes and finds out that Harrington was working on the same book before suddenly dying in an accident. Dunning gets in touch with Harrington’s brother who is ready to help out. He wants to save Dunning but what from? It turns out that Karswell has cursed both the researchers by casting runes over them. Harrington could not save himself. Will Dunning succeed? B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. M. R. James was an English writer who lived in the period 1862-1936. He is one of the best ghost story writers and he transformed the genre by introducing a new way of writing. He avoided the gothic clichés and set his tales in a more realistic contemporary settings so that he could make the reader afraid of encountering similar supernatural or terrifying events. M. R. James’ works gained wide popularity and some of his best known ghost story collections are 'Ghost Stories of an Antiquary', 'A Thin Ghost and Others' and 'A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories'. M. R. James’ talent impressed even the great horror stories writer H. P. Lovecraft, who described James’ ghost stories as the peak of the genre.

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Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Katy Maw Release Date: 01/11/2020

In the story, a young, scientifically-minded college professor finds an old bronze whistle while exploring the ruins of a Knights Templars' preceptory. That night, he blows on the whistle and a vision comes to him of a dark expanse with a lonely figure in its midst. The sound also appears to call up a gust of wind, but the sensible professor dismisses it as a coincidence. More strange incidents follow, however, to shake his disbelief in the supernatural.

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Victorian Anthologies: Horror - Volume 2

Victorian Anthologies: Horror - Volume 2

Author: M.R. James, Various Authors Narrator: Various Release Date: 01/11/2020

Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers. Featuring work by Jerome K. Jerome, Rhoda Broughton, R.L. Stevenson and Violet Hunt, this second collection of eight enduring horror stories, some well-known, others less familiar, transports you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of cursed paintings, mysterious locked chests and the consequences of promises broken...

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The Mezzotint

The Mezzotint

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Joshua Manning Release Date: 01/11/2020

In one of M.R. James' creepiest short stories, night of terror plays out with every glimpse at a static picture and the viewer is powerless to prevent a dark figure's progress. The Mezzotint is taken from the second volume of the Victorian Anthologies "Horror" series, featuring short stories by classic writers of the spooky, the scary and the supernatural. Guaranteed to give you the shivers, each collection includes familiar and loved creepy tales as well as those less well-known. With music by Benedict Edwards.

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The M. R. James Collection: No. 13 and Other Ghost Stories, Ghost Stories, More Ghost Stories

The M. R. James Collection: No. 13 and Other Ghost Stories, Ghost Stories, More Ghost Stories

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Michael Hordern Release Date: 01/11/2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This curated collection of M. R. James’ supernatural stories is read by critically acclaimed star of stage and screen, Sir Michael Hordern. This collection includes M. R. James’ most beloved stories, including The Haunted Doll’s House; The Ash Tree; Lost Hearts; Casting the Runes; The Haunted Doll’s House; The Ash Tree; Lost Hearts; Casting the Runes; Number 13; Count Magnus; Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; and Lost Hearts; alongside other spine-tingling tales.

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No. 13 and Other Ghost Stories

No. 13 and Other Ghost Stories

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Michael Hordern Release Date: 01/11/2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This collection of M. R. James’ supernatural stories is read by critically acclaimed star of stage and screen, Sir Michael Hordern. Included here are some of M. R. James’ most beloved stories, including Number 13; Count Magnus; Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; Lost Hearts; alongside many more spine-tingling tales.

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More Ghost Stories

More Ghost Stories

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Michael Hordern Release Date: 01/10/2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Horror, mystery and suspense abound in this second collection from the king of ghostly tales, M. R. James. Featuring stories that have haunted listeners for over one hundred years, such as Lost Hearts and Casting the Runes, this collection is read by critically acclaimed star of screen and stage, Sir Michael Hordern.

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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Author: M.R. James Narrator: Michael Hordern Release Date: 01/10/2020

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Horror, mystery and suspense abound in this collection of stories from the king of ghostly tales, M. R. James. Featuring stories that have haunted listeners for over one hundred years, such as The Haunted Doll’s House and The Ash Tree, this collection is read by critically acclaimed star of screen and stage, Sir Michael Hordern.

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Quick Classics Collection: 20th-Century Writers: The Secret Agent, Sons and Lovers, Ghost Stories

Quick Classics Collection: 20th-Century Writers: The Secret Agent, Sons and Lovers, Ghost Stories

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. This collection brings together the best British writing of the 20th century, narrated by a trio of beloved voices from the stage and screen. From the ghost stories of M.R. James to the intensity of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers, as well as the intrigue of Joseph Conrad’s spy thriller, The Secret Agent, these enthralling modern classics will delight every listener. These classic stories are read by The Jewel in the Crown’s Tim Pigott-Smith; legendary Shakespearean actor, Sir Michael Hordern; and Sir Ian McKellen. This collection includes: • The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, read by Tim Pigott-Smith • Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence, read by Sir Ian McKellen • Ghost Stories by M. R. James, read by Sir Michael Hordern

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The M. R. James BBC Radio Collection: Dramatisations and readings of his classic ghost stories

The M. R. James BBC Radio Collection: Dramatisations and readings of his classic ghost stories

Spine-tingling stories by M. R. James, plus a chilling original drama and two bonus programmes about his life and work M. R. James was the master of the uncanny. His classic supernatural stories have haunted readers for over a century, and been adapted countless times for radio, TV and film. This collection features dramatisations of twelve of his most popular stories – The Mezzotint; Casting the Runes; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; A Warning to the Curious; Rats; Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad; The Tractate Middoth; Lost Hearts; The Rose Garden; Number 13; Martin’s Close and Count Magnus. Among the star-studded casts are Mark Gatiss, Derek Jacobi, James D’Arcy, Anton Lesser, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Donald Wolfit. Also included are a trio of readings by Benjamin Whitrow: Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook; A School Story and The Haunted Dolls’ House. Neil Brand’s disturbing drama The Haunting of M. R. James, starring Mark Gatiss and Fenella Woolgar, sees horrific events from James’s own stories echoed in reality. The life of M. R. James is discussed by Muriel Gray and Christopher Frayling in an episode of biography series Great Lives, presented by Humphrey Carpenter. Finally, in a fascinating documentary – The Ghosts of M.R. James – Michell Raper examines the author’s life and work, with readings from several of his stories. Running Order: The Mezzotint Casting the Runes The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral A Warning to the Curious Rats Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad The Tractate Middoth Lost Hearts The Rose Garden Number 13 Canon Alberic's Scrapbook A School Story The Haunted Doll's House Martin's Close Count Magnus The Haunting of M. R. James Great Lives: M. R. James The Ghosts of M. R. James

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Casting the Runes, and Other Classic Stories of the Supernatural

Casting the Runes, and Other Classic Stories of the Supernatural

English author Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) is considered by many aficionados the unquestioned master of the modern ghost story, and several of his tales have served as source material for multiple creepy film versions. He broke new ground by abandoning many of the conventions of gothic mysteries, and substituting contemporary settings, situations, and characters. Nevertheless, as a Cambridge medieval scholar, James was steeped in the esoteric lore of the Middle Ages, and he applied that scholarship brilliantly to his stories. The four stories in this compilation not by James are meant to serve as prime illustrations of the best work of a few of his contemporaries and immediate antecedents. Contents include:Casting the Runes - M. R. JamesWailing Well - M. R. JamesRats - M. R. JamesMezzotint - M. R. JamesCount Magnus - M. R. JamesNumber 13 - M. R. JamesOh, Whistle and I'll Come - M. R. JamesThe Monkey's Paw -W. W. JacobsGreen Tea - Sheridan Le FanuThe Screaming Skull - F. Marion CrawfordHow Love Came to Professor Guildea - Robert Hichens

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