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Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book by M.R. James
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May 04, 2012

it was amazing

M.R. James is the pre eminent writer of Victorian "cozy" ghost stories, but with a sinister edge. Anyone who enjoys the boarding school atmosphere of Harry Potter, but is looking for "the real thing" would do well to read James' work. He was a historian, and headmaster of Eton, and wrote ghost stories for the boys' amusement. I suppose his closest comparison with be Saki (H. H. Munro), but James is more erudite and dusty, and more Victorian.

For a wonderful introduction to his work, try "The Mezzotint", online here:
http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/mezztint.htm
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