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Fancy a spot of ghost hunting? Try to ignore the hairy hand in the corner of your eye and curl up with M.R. James this Halloween. Darryl Jones, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of The Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James, provides an excellent guide to his strange imagination and menace. Join Jones in the Trinity College Dublin Library to discuss James’s life and work.

Trinity College Dublin Library and M.R. James

What is your favorite story by M. R. James?

What can first time readers expect of M. R. James?

How is sexuality expressed in his stories?

M.R. James was a brilliant linguist, palaeographer, medievalist, and biblical scholar. He edited works by Le Fanu and wrote several volumes of distinguished ghost stories. The Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James, edited by Darryl Jones, presents all of James’s published ghost stories, including the unforgettable ‘Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’ and ‘Casting the Runes,’ plus three uncollected tales. Darryl Jones is Head of the School of English at Trinity College Dublin.

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