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Montague Rhodes James

M.R. James (Montague Rhodes James) initially wrote his ghost tales to be read to groups of friends on Christmas Eve, and these were later published in various collections. He was a scholar and academic first and foremost, and many of his stories reflect his background and include characters with an interest in medieval or biblical studies or archaeology. Many of his plots revolve around an everyday situation in which the protagonist happens upon a mysterious object or wanders into a...See more