Collected Ghost Stories by M.R. James, 1931
Published by Wordsworth Editions
First line: “It was, as far as I can ascertain, in September of the year 1811 that a post-chaise drew up before the door of Aswarby Hall, in the heart of Lincolnshire.”
Book Rx: For the reader with an active imagination. Best consumed alone, by lamplight.
I first encountered M.R. James in a collection of ghost stories meant for children (older than I was then, surely). The first story in that book was Lost Hearts, which I later learned was one of James’. Its first line is above. Read More