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Richard Dalby & Rosemary Pardoe – Ghosts and Scholars

Posted by demonik on September 2, 2007

Richard Dalby & Rosemary Pardoe (eds.)Ghosts and Scholars: Ghost Stories In The Tradition Of M. R. James (Crucible, 1987: Equation, 1989)

Ghosts & Scholars


Foreword – Michael Cox
Introduction – Rosemary Pardoe & Richard Dalby
M. R. James – Ghosts-Treat Them Gently

Sabine Baring-Gould – On the Leads
‘B’ – The Stone Coffin
A.C. Benson – The Slype House
R. Hugh Benson – Father Macclesfield’s Tale
Cecil Binney – The Saint and the Vicar
Sir Andrew Caldecott – Christmas Reunion
Ramsey Campbell – This Time
Patrick Carleton – Dr Horder’s Room
Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr) – Blind Man’s Hood
Frederick Cowles – The Strange Affair at Upton Strangewold
‘Ingulphus’ (Arthur Gray) – Brother John’s Bequest
Sheila Hodgson – ‘Come, Follow!’
M. R. James – Ghost Story Competition
Winifred Galbraith – ‘Here He Lies Where He Longed to Be’
Emma S. Duffin – The House-Party
A. F. Kidd – An Incident in the City
Shane Leslie – As In a Glass Dimly
R. H. Malden – Between Sunset and Moonrise
L. T. C. Rolt – New Corner
David G. Rowlands – Sins of the Fathers
Eleanor Scott – Celui-La
Arnold Smith – The Face in the Fresco
Dermot Chesson Spence – The Dean’s Bargain
Lewis Spence – The Horn of Vapula
Montague Summers – The Grimoire
E. G. Swain – The Eastern Window

Select Bibliography

An extension of one of Britain’s finest small press publications, this collection traces the influence of James upon his contemporaries and later authors, right through to present day masters like Ramsey Campbell. There’s little by way of gore and violence, nor are too many crabs known to rampage through these crypts and Cathedrals. What these stories have to offer is an undeniable shuddersome quality courtesy of the many mouldering revenants who show themselves to the usual array of hapless antiquarians.

See also the excellent Ghosts & Scholars archive

Perhaps of slightly lesser import, the Vault Of Evil G&S thread

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