M. R. James

Montague Rhodes James (1 August 1862 12 June 1936) was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King’s College, Cambridge (19051918), and of Eton College (19181936). He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge (191315).
James’s work as a medievalist and scholar is still highly regarded, but he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which some consider among the best in the genre. He redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichs of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. However, his protagonists and plots tend to reflect his own antiquarian interests. Accordingly, he is known as the originator of the “antiquarian ghost story”.


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