Fans of ghost stories may be familiar with Montague Rhodes James, a British medievalist scholar who wrote a number of books and short stories during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. H.P. Lovecraft is among the many writers who cite James as an influential author, one who knows "just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers." On this website, created by M.R. James fan Stephen Grey and named for one of the writer's most famous stories, visitors can enjoy an assortment of short stories, available in full text under the Stories tab, or download well-known collections of ghost stories such as Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904) and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911), under the Books tab. Some books are available in e-book format or as text documents, while others point the reader toward Google Books to browse these narratives. Visitors can also learn about film and television adaptations of James's work, view illustrations - both original and contemporary - inspired by his stories, and read a handful of essays about James and his tales. Finally, visitors can also check out Grey's own film adaptation, "The Haunted Doll House."
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