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Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ayer Co Pub
Publication date February 1, 1977
Pages 270
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780836930214
ISBN-10 0836930215
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
§As reported by publisher
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".

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 Bibliolife (November 30, 2008); titled "Ghost-stories of an Antiquary"
9780559502897 | details & prices | 292 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $30.99
With James | from Wildside Pr (January 30, 2006)
9781557425546 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $28.95
About: Collected here are eight masterful ghost stories by the great Edwardian writer Montague Rhodes James.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Ayer Co Pub (February 1, 1977)
9780836930214 | details & prices | 270 pages | List price $16.00
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.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (February 28, 2016)
9781530277711 | details & prices | 120 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $6.00
About: Montague Rhodes James (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 20, 2015)
9781517423520 | details & prices | 120 pages | 5.06 × 7.81 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.99
About: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M.
from Createspace Independent Pub (September 15, 2015)
9781517310486 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $8.99
About: This book is one of the classic book of all time.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 16, 2015)
9781515098669 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $7.99
About: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is the title of M.
from Createspace Independent Pub (July 9, 2015)
9781514883624 | details & prices | 120 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $8.99
from Bibliolife (November 30, 2008); titled "Ghost-stories of an Antiquary"
9780559502873 | details & prices | 292 pages | List price $18.99
from Indypublish.Com (March 28, 2006)
9781421990095 | details & prices | 120 pages | List price $44.99
With James | from Wildside Pr (January 30, 2006)
9781557425430 | details & prices | 128 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
from Dover Pubns (June 1, 1971)
9780486227580 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Eight stories of the supernatural are accompanied by the original illustrations, published in the 1904 edition

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