#WitchWeek2020 Day 4: M R James and the Gothic Tradition

We have entered the season when the telling of ghost stories comes into its element. This latest entry for Witch Week 2020 focuses on a key exponent of the classic tale of horror and the supernatural.

In this post, guest blogger Jean takes us to the world of M. R. James, famous for his creepy gothic tales, which have inspired several 20th and 21st century authors. Jean is a librarian blogging at Howling Frog Books who loves history, world literature, and anything involving textiles or embroidery. M R James, 1900 Montague […]

#WitchWeek2020 Day 4: M R James and the Gothic Tradition

5 thoughts on “#WitchWeek2020 Day 4: M R James and the Gothic Tradition

    1. And that was certainly the case formerly, such as when Henry James introduced his The Turn of the Screw as the start of that very ritual, and Dickens and Gaskell had previously capitalised on the custom.

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