More Ghost Stories, by M. R. James

Table of Contents

  1. A School Story
  2. The Rose Garden
  3. The Tractate Middoth
  4. Casting the Runes
  5. The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral
  6. Martin’s Close
  7. Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance

The first six of the seven tales were Christmas productions, the very first (‘A School Story’) having been made up for the benefit of King’s College Choir School. ‘The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral’ was printed in Contemporary Review; ‘Mr Humphreys and his Inheritance’ was written to fill up the volume. In ‘A School Story’ I had Temple Grove, East Sheen in mind; in ‘The Tractate Middoth’, Cambridge University Library; in ‘Martin’s Close’, Sampford Courtenay in Devon. The Cathedral of Barchester is a blend of Canterbury, Salisbury, and Hereford.

M.R. James

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