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Montague Rhodes James

M.R. James (b. 1862) is perhaps one of the most understated writers of odd ghost stories of all time. Many of his stories take place at¬†Oxbridge and other places with a very English feel, reflecting the life of the author himself. James also catalogued medieval manuscripts (see below), for which he was well-respected during his […]

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The Shunned House – H.P. Lovecraft 1/5

The Shunned House (1924) probably has my favourite opening and my favourite ending of any Lovecraft short story. The ending could even be considered a happy ending by Lovecraft standards and leaves me smiling and not grimacing or despairing! It’s quite a straight-forward horror tale really, a classic haunted-house story, but I enjoy the suspense […]

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