“I have given M.R. James the title of genius, an accolade which should not be lightly bestowed.”
“A writer of great supernatural imagination, a master of style and purity… I believe that it is unlikely his ghost stories will ever be surpassed.”
Considered by many to be the foremost author of the traditional Ghost Story, M. R. James was a distinguished scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic atmospheres of Eton and Cambridge.
His classic supernatural tales draw on the trepidations of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash ghastly forces, often in enclosed confinements and night-time settings where the imagination runs riot. From isolated country houses to remote inns, ancient churches and vast libraries… These locations deliver intolerable menace from malevolent spirits seeking vengeance and harm.
80 years on, these stories have lost none of their power to unnerve and disturb.
This new volume includes four tales which have been adapted for audio, expertly narrated by actor David Troughton.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) became one of Britain’s foremost medieval scholars studying and teaching a King’s College, Cambridge. However, it is not his scholarly works or achievements that he is best known for today.
His first collection, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary was published in 1904. A further three volumes followed More Ghost Stories (1911), A Thin Ghost and Other (1919) and A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925). Following an English tradition, many of the thirty tales were written as Christmas Eve entertainments, and were read aloud to friends and colleagues.
Since his death, his stories have been read by millions across the globe, and have spawned numerous television, film, stage and radio adaptions.
ABOUT THE READER
An established Stage and Television actor, David Troughton’s credits include Father Brown, The Café, Outnumbered, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Fingersmith, Born and Bred, Casualty 1907, All The King’s Men, Trevor’s World Of Sport, Drop The Dead Donkey, Kavanagh QC, Cider With Rose, Ted And Alice, Paradise Heights, Chips With Everything, Crime And Punishment and The Last Detective. David’s association with Doctor Who is vast and varied; he is probably best remembered as King Peladon in the third Doctor adventure The Curse of Peladon and as Professor Winfold Hobbes in Midnight alongside David Tennant. He has also appeared in two other television serials The War Games andThe Enemy of the World, as well as voicing a huge variety of audio books and plays.
About The Title
“The Tractate Middoth and Other Tales” is a Fantom Publishing production. You can purchase the Audio CD direct from Fantom Publishing by CLICKING HERE.