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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Wildside Pr
Publication date January 1, 2004
Pages 168
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780809596126
ISBN-10 0809596121
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
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Original list price $28.95
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Summaries and Reviews
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The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions. James' style of writing can be considered as "gothic".

After Jonathan Miller adapted "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" for Omnibus in 1968, several stories from the collection were adapted as the BBC's yearly Ghost Story for Christmas strand, including "Lost Hearts", "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas", "The Ash-tree" and "Number 13". "Whistle and I'll Come to You" was also heavily adapted by Neil Cross for broadcast on Christmas Eve 2010.

From "The Ash Tree": Everyone who has traveled over Eastern England knows the smaller country-houses with which it is studded -- the rather dank little buildings, usually in the Italian style, surrounded with parks of some eighty to a hundred acres. . . . I have to tell you of a curious series of events which happened in such a house as I have tried to describe. It is Castringham Hall in Suffolk. I think a good deal has been done to the building since the period of my story, but the essential features I have sketched are still there -- Italian portico, square block of white house, older inside than out, park with fringe of woods, and mere. The one feature that marked out the house from a score of others is gone. As you looked at it from the park, you saw on the right a great old ash tree growing within half a dozen yards of the wall, and almost or quite touching the building with its branches. I suppose it had stood there ever since Castringham ceased to be a fortified place, and since the moat was filled in and the Elizabethan dwelling-house built. At any rate, it had well-nigh attained its full dimensions in the year 1690. In that year the district in which the Hall is situated was the scene of a number of witch-trials.



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Hardcover
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from Wildside Pr (January 1, 2004)
9780809596126 | details & prices | 168 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $28.95
About: The details of horror are almost never explicit, the stories relying on a gentle, bucolic background to emphasise the awfulness of the otherworldly intrusions.
from Indypublish.Com (September 1, 2003)
9781404376663 | details & prices | 120 pages | List price $94.99
Large print edition from Isis Large Print Books (December 1, 1992)
9781856953207 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In the twentieth-century literature of the supernatural, the single most important book, in the opinion of most scholars and enthusiasts, is Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James.
Paperback
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 25, 2016)
9781530730407 | details & prices | 132 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.30 in. | List price $6.08
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 6, 2016)
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 2, 2015); titled "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: More Ghost Stories"
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With Montague Rhodes James | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 5, 2015)
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (August 3, 2015)
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 9, 2014)
9781503372245 | details & prices | 94 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.22 in. | List price $9.99
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 6, 2014)
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 10, 2014)
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With M. R. James | from Createspace Independent Pub (January 15, 2014)
9781495209628 | details & prices | 162 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.37 in. | 0.67 lbs | List price $9.00
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With M. R. James | from Lightning Source Inc (June 20, 2012)
9781486150069 | details & prices | 54 pages | 7.50 × 9.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.26 lbs | List price $9.94
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With M. R. James | from Book Jungle (February 28, 2009)
9781438509198 | details & prices | 118 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.95
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With M. R. James | from Book Jungle (October 30, 2008)
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from Indypublish.Com (December 31, 2004)
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from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
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from Wildside Pr (March 31, 2004)
9780809593910 | details & prices | 168 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $12.95
from Indypublish.Com (September 1, 2003)
9781404376670 | details & prices | 120 pages | List price $88.99
About: In the twentieth-century literature of the supernatural, the single most important book, in the opinion of most scholars and enthusiasts, is Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, by Montague Rhodes James.
With M. R. James, Sheila Walsh | Reissue edition from New Amer Library (March 1, 1991); titled "A Highly Respectable Marriage"
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Nigel Lambert (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (June 1, 1993)
9781856954679 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $38.95

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