By M. R. James
Selection of tales by means of Montague Rhodes James, a famous medieval pupil and provost of King's university, Cambridge and of Eton collage. he's top remembered this day for his ghost tales within the vintage Victorian yule vein.
Read Online or Download A Thin Ghost and Others PDF
Similar horror books
Investigator David Ash is distributed to the picturesque village of Sleath within the Chiltern Hills to appear into mysterious studies of mass hauntings. What he discovers is a terrified neighborhood gripped by way of horrors and terrorized through ghosts from the traditional village's lengthy heritage.
No 1 big apple instances BESTSELLER
BONUS: This version includes an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Deeply Odd.
Only a handful of fictional characters are famous through first identify on my own. Dean Koontz's atypical Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers' imaginations as he explores the best mysteries of this global and the subsequent along with his inimitable wit, middle, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows peculiar as he's drawn onward, to a future he can't think. Haunted by way of desires of an all-encompassing crimson tide, bizarre is pulled inexorably to the ocean, to a small California coastal city the place not anything is because it turns out.
It's a question as previous as time itself: that is greater, the zombie or the unicorn?
In this anthology, edited by way of Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), powerful arguments are made for each side within the kind of brief tales. 1/2 the tales painting the strengths--for strong and evil--of unicorns and part express the great (and rather, particularly bad-ass) facet of zombies.
Contributors comprise many bestselling youngster authors, together with Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan.
This anthology could have everybody asking: crew Zombie or crew Unicorn?
Post 12 months observe: First released in 1999
Jack Ketchum's damaged at the Wheel of intercourse: The Jerzy Livingston Years is the main entire variation of the "Stroup" tales ever accrued jointly. every one tale additionally good points an afterword through the writer.
These tales, written from 1976 to 1981, and showing in numerous men's magazines and different retailers, supply Ketchum readers a glance into this writer s formulative years.
Additional info for A Thin Ghost and Others
34. 14, ' says Mr. Henslow, ‘what’s that? ' ‘You call yourself a Bible reader! ' says Mr. Lyall. (Mr. Henslow, you must know, he was one of what used to be termed Simeon’s lot—pretty much what we should call the Evangelical party. ) ‘You go and look it up. ' I wanted to know what he was getting at myself, and so off I ran home and got out my own Bible, and there it was: ‘the satyr shall cry to his fellow. ' Well, I thought, is that what we’ve been listening to these past nights? and I tell you it made me look over my shoulder a time or two.
Twice I did. One was a drunk sailor; however he got in I don’t know. I s’pose he went to sleep in the service, but by the time I got to him he was praying fit to bring the roof in. Lor’! what a noise that man did make! said it was the first time he’d been inside a church for ten years, and blest if ever he’d try it again. The other was an old sheep: them boys it was, up to their games. That was the last time they tried it on, though. There, sir, now you see what we look like; our late Dean used now and again to bring parties in, but he preferred a moonlight night, and there was a piece of verse he’d coat to ‘em, relating to a Scotch cathedral, I understand; but I don’t know; I almost think the effect’s better when it’s all dark-like.
There is one thing I rather regret, ” he said, “that we allowed them to join up the vertical bands of the pattern at the top. I think it would have been better to leave that alone. ” “Oh? ” said his aunt interrogatively. “Yes: as I was reading in bed last night they kept catching my eye rather. That is, I found myself looking across at them every now and then. There was an effect as if some one kept peeping out between the curtains in one place or another, where there was no edge, and I think that was due to the joining up of the bands at the top.
A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. James