By M. R. James
This quantity brings jointly all of James' ghost tales from the 4 collections of his eerie stories - 'Ghost tales of an Antiquary' (1904), 'More Ghost tales of an Antiquary' (1911), 'A skinny Ghost and Others' (1919) and 'A caution to the Curious and different Ghost tales' (1925).
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