(TV adaptation)

Date: 1980

Description: Part of Spine Chillers, readings of ghost stories for teenage viewers.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1980

Description: Part of Spine Chillers, readings of ghost stories for teenage viewers.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1980

Description: Part of Spine Chillers, readings of ghost stories for teenage viewers. Limited in ambition but narrated by the consistently excellent Michael Bryant.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(Feature film)

Date: 1989

Description: Written by horror guru Argento and (loosly) based on The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, though you may never guess. Fans of both Argento and James will likely be dissapointed by the combination.

Hugh Quarshie ... Father Gus
Tomas Arana ...…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Short Spanish TV adaptation of The Mezzotint. Interesting to watch cultural differences in play. Budget restrictions lead to a disappointing etching which looks more Bob Godfrey than Gustave Dore.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2005

Description: Continuing the BBC's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Highty watchable adaptation of an under appreciated tale. Builds atmosphere using a almost David Lynch scenario of mutual misunderstanding. Also looks great and is well crafted.

Mark…


(Book)

Date: 1911

Description: The second collection of ghost stories, published in 1911. Some later editions under the title Ghost Stories of an Antiquary contain the preceding Ghost Stories of an Antiquary in one volume.Includes: A School Story, The Rose Garden, The Tractate…

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(Book)

Date: 1904

Description: The first collection of ghost stories, published in 1904 (some had previously appeared in magazines). Some later editions under this title contain both the original collection and its successor, More Ghost Stories (1911) combined in one volume.…

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(Book)

Date: 1919

Description: A Thin Ghost and Others is the third collection of ghost stories, published in 1919. Includes: The Residence at Whitminster, The Diary of Mr Poynter, An Episode of Cathedral History, The Story of a Disappearance and a Appearance and Two Doctors.

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(Book)

Date: 1922

Description: Story written for children, possibly related to After Dark on the Playing Fields. Illustration by Gilbert James.

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(Book)

Date: 1925

Description: M. R. James' fourth and final collection of new ghost stories, published in 1925.

Includes: The Haunted Dolls' House, The Uncommon Prayer-Book, A Neighbour's Landmark, A Warning to the Curious, A View From a Hill and An Evening's Entertainment.

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(Book)

Date: 1928

Description: Printed in limited edition before its inclusion in Collected Ghost Stories.

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(Book)

Date: 1931

Description: The tail piece Stories I have tried to write accompanies 30 classic tales of their genre set against convincing backgrounds to afflict chilling terror on the reader. Includes: Lost Hearts, The Mezzotint, The Ash-Tree, Number 13, Count Magnus, Oh…

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(Book)

Date: 1987

Description: This selection of 21 stories represents the best of James's work, and includes three stories which are not in Collected Ghost Stories. Includes: Canon Alberic’s Scrap-Book, The Tractate Middoth, The Mezzotint, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, The…

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(Book)

Date: 2012

Description: "Curious Warningscan fairly lay claim to being the most comprehensive collection of M.R. James'' fiction to date . . . In essence, even the rawest of MRJ newbies, after absorbing the contents ofCurious Warningsand reading the 'Afterword', could with…

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(TV adaptation)

Date: 2006

Description: Impressive BBC adaptation. Considered to be part of the Ghost Story for Christmas series.

The original tale is departed from somewhat, especially toward the end but this seems justified.
The professor is perhaps somewhat unlikable, which is…