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Just Don't Whistle,
By A Customer
This review is from: Ghost Stories (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
The fifty years before the Second World War were the golden age of the ghost story and MR James is the master. His superbly crafted tales are heavy with foreboding and peopled by unimaginable horrors imaginatively described and evocative of a bygone pastoral era. Many great ghost stories were penned before and after his anthologies appeared but for unalloyed spookiness the mild mannered scholar has never been bettered. This collection is all his macabre tales for less than pound, an essential buy for discerning readers.