M. R. James, August Nemo: 7 best short stories by M. R. James
M. R. James redefined the ghost story by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés and using more realistic contemporary settings. H.P. Lovecraft was a fan, and wrote a review on his work: "...gifted with an almost diabolic power of calling horror by gentle steps from the midst of prosaic daily life." he says, also adding: "Dr. James has, it is clear, an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers."
In these seven chosen short stories you will enter the gloomy world of M. R. James:
- A School Story
- Count Magnus
- Lost Hearts
- 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You My Lad"
- The Rose Garden
- An Episode of Cathedral History
- Mr. Humphreys and his Inheritance