Books; Articles (General); Articles (Specific Stories); Web Only Articles.

Much has been written about the ghost stories of M.R. James, and a great deal of it simply repeats what has already been said many times. All of the following, however, contribute something original to the subject, whether it be new information, fresh insights or a different viewpoint (ranging from the valuable to the eccentric!). A version of this bibliography, up-to-date as of August 2001, appeared in A Pleasing Terror: The Complete Supernatural Writings of M.R. James (Ash-Tree Press), but many new entries have been added since then. Thanks to everyone who has contributed information. All additions and corrections are welcome. Not included here are articles on the TV and film adaptations of the stories unless they are discussed in relation to the originals.

Last altered March 29th, 2012.


G&S --- Ghosts & Scholars (Haunted Library, ed. Rosemary Pardoe)
G&S Newsletter --- The Ghosts & Scholars M.R. James Newsletter
(Haunted Library, ed. Rosemary Pardoe)
Pleasing Terror ---
M.R. James, A Pleasing Terror: The Complete Supernatural Writings (Ash-Tree Press, 2001, eds. Christopher and Barbara Roden)
Warnings to the Curious --- Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M.R. James (Hippocampus Press, 2007, eds. S.T. Joshi and Rosemary Pardoe)

Books: Introductions, Entries and Sections

Ackroyd, Peter, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination (Chatto & Windus, 2002), 375-379. (Chapter 46, "Ghosts", devoted to MRJ)

Atkinson, William, in William F. Naufftus (ed.), British Short-Fiction Writers, 1880-1914: The Romantic Tradition (Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 156, 1996), 170-180. (Entry on "M.R. James (1 August 1862 - 12 June 1936)")

Bleiler, E.V., The Guide to Supernatural Fiction (Kent State University Press, 1983), 279-82. (Entries and commentary on MRJ)

Bloom, Clive, Creepers: British Horror and Fantasy in the Twentieth Century (Pluto Press, 1993). (One short chapter devoted to "M.R. James and his Fiction")

Briggs, Julia, Night Visitors: The Rise and Fall of the English Ghost Story (Faber, 1977), 124-141. (Chapter 6 on "No Mere Antiquary: M.R. James")

--- in Jack Sullivan (ed.), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural (Viking, 1986), 233-235. (Entry on "James, M[ontague] R[hodes]")

Campbell, Ramsey, Meddling with Ghosts: Stories in the Tradition of M.R. James (The British Library, 2001), vii-x. (Introduction)

Cavaliero, Glen, The Supernatural & English Fiction (Oxford University Press, 1995), 52-55. (Section on "M.R. James and the English Ghost Story")

Chabon, Michael, in M.R. James, Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories (Oxford World's Classics USA, 2002), v-xiv. (Introduction); revised reprint as "The Other James" in Chabon, Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands (Fourth Estate, 2010).

Cox, Michael, in M.R. James, Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories (Oxford World's Classics, 1987), xi-xxxv, 299-336. (Introduction, bibliography and story annotations)

--- in The Ghost Stories of M.R. James (Oxford University Press, 1986), 7-37. (Major introduction)

--- M.R. James: An Informal Portrait (Oxford University Press, 1983). (Biography with good coverage of MRJ's ghost stories)

--- in M.R. James, Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary (Ghost Story Press, 1993), ix-xx. (Introduction)

Davies, David Stuart, in M.R. James, Complete Ghost Stories (Collector's Library, 2007), 582-591. (Afterword)

Duffy, Steve, in Pleasing Terror, xv-xxv. (Introduction)

Fitzgerald, Penelope, in M.R. James, The Haunted Dolls' House and Other Stories (Penguin, 2000), vii-xiii. (Introduction) Reprinted in The Guardian (December 23, 2000), and in M.R. James, The Collected Ghost Stories (Folio Society, 2007), ix-xvi.

Frayling, Christopher, in Tony Earnshaw, Beating the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon (National Museum of Photography, Television and Film/Tomahawk Press, 2005), xx-xxiv. (Introduction, mostly on MRJ)

Haining, Peter, in M.R. James: Book of the Supernatural (Foulsham, 1979), 9-18. (Introductory chapter on "The Haunted World of M.R. James")

James, M.R., Pleasing Terror. (Extensive story annotations by various hands) See also under Adrian, Jack; Duffy, Steve; Lubbock, S.G.; Pardoe, Rosemary; Pardoe, Rosemary, and Jane Nicholls; Roden, Christopher and Barbara; Russell, Samuel D.; Simpson, Jacqueline.

Jones, Darryl, in M.R. James, Collected Ghost Stories (Oxford University Press, 2010), ix-xxx, 421-468. (Introduction and story annotations)

Joshi, S.T., in M.R. James, Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories (Penguin Classics, 2005), vii-xxv, 257-288. (Introduction, bibliography and story annotations)

--- in M.R. James, The Haunted Dolls' House and Other Ghost Stories (Penguin Classics, 2006), vii-xxii, 270-308. (Introduction, bibliography and story annotations)

--- in Warnings to the Curious, 7-12. (Introduction)

Kneale, Nigel, in Ghost Stories of M.R. James (Folio Society, 1973), v-xi. (Introduction)

Lubbock, S.G., A Memoir of Montague Rhodes James (Cambridge, 1939); reprinted in Pleasing Terror, xxvii-xlix. (Portrait of MRJ with sidelights on the ghost stories)

McBryde, Gwendolen, in M.R. James, Letters to a Friend (Edward Arnold, 1956), 7-26. (Introduction)

Pardoe, Rosemary, in M.R. James, The Five Jars (Ash-Tree Press, 1995), xi-xvii; reprinted in Pleasing Terror, 529-532. (Introduction)

--- in M.R. James, Two Ghost Stories: A Centenary (Ghost Story Press, 1993), 17-19. (Afterword, on "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book" and "Lost Hearts")

Penzoldt, Peter, The Supernatural in Fiction (Peter Nevill, 1952), 191-202. (Chapter on "Dr M.R. James (1862-1936)")

Pfaff, Richard William, Montague Rhodes James (Scolar Press, 1980). (Biography concentrating mainly on MRJ's scholarly works, but with fair coverage of the ghost stories)

Rendell, Ruth, A Warning to the Curious: The Ghost Stories of M.R. James (Hutchinson, 1987), vi-xiv. (Introduction)

Roden, Christopher and Barbara, in Pleasing Terror, ix-xiii. (Preface)

--- in S.T. Joshi and Stefan Dziemianowicz (eds.), Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2005). (Entry on MRJ)

Rottensteiner, Franz, The Fantasy Book (Collier, 1978), 63-6. (Chapter on "The Classic English Ghost Story: M.R. James and others")

Smith, Andrew, The Ghost Story, 1840-1920: A Cultural History (Manchester University Press, 2010), 168-185. (Chapter on "M.R. James's Gothic Revival") [An expansion of the article with the same name that appeared in Diegesis 7 - see "Articles - Specific Stories" section]

Sullivan, Jack, Elegant Nightmares: The English Ghost Story from Le Fanu to Blackwood (Ohio University Press, 1978), 69-90. (Chapter III on "The Antiquarian Ghost Story: Montague Rhodes James")

Wagenknecht, Edward, Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction (Greenwood Press, 1991), 49-67. (One of the seven essays concerns MRJ)

Warren, Austin, Connections (Ann Arbor, 1970), 86-107, 194-195. (Essay on "The Marvels of M.R. James, Antiquary")

Wilson, Neil, Shadows in the Attic: A Guide to British Supernatural Fiction 1820-1950 (British Library, 2000), 287-293. (Entry on MRJ with biographical info and bibliography of first book appearances of the ghost stories)

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Articles (General)

Adrian, Jack, Introduction and notes for "An M.R. James Letter", G&S 8 (1986), 28-33; expanded reprint in The Fenstanton Witch and Others: M.R. James in G&S (Haunted Library, 1999), 46-52, and in Pleasing Terror, 638-645.

Ashley, Mike, "M.R. James", Twilight Zone (December 1981), 55-59.

Barker, Christopher, "Ghost Stories and More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary: Bibliographical Notes", Weirdly Supernatural 2 (2004), 4-9.

--- "Herbert Ellison Rhodes James: the ghost-story writing brother of M.R. James", Weirdly Supernatural 1 (Winter 2001/2002), pp. unnumbered.

--- "James McBryde - a dedication that rings hollow?", Weirdly Supernatural 1 (Winter 2001/2002), pp. unnumbered.

--- "Unpleasant Demons: Violence and Cruelty in the Jamesian Tale", Weirdly Supernatural 2 (2004), 27-39.

Brazil, Eddie, "The Ghosts of M.R. James", (Part One) Ghost Voices 19 (Feb/March 2012), 8-10.

Butts, Mary, "The Art of Montagu James", The London Mercury 29 (February 1934), 306-17; reprinted in G&S 17 (1994), 22-32; and in Warnings to the Curious, 53-65. (Probably the first full-length critical essay on MRJ's ghost stories)

--- "Ghosties and Ghoulies: Uses of the Supernatural in English Fiction (part one)", The Bookman (January 1933). (Pages 387-388, section on MRJ)

Carraciolo, Peter L., "Wyndham Lewis, M.R. James and Intertextuality", Wyndham Lewis Annual 6 (1999), 21-28; 7 (2000), 43-54; 8 (2001), 9-29.

Connors, Scott, "'What Is This That I Have Done?': The Scapegoat Figure in the Stories of M.R. James", Warnings to the Curious, 216-224.

Cordero, Jorge Abraham Zepeda, "The Spanish Translations of M.R. James's Ghost Stories", G&S Newsletter 2 (September 2002), 23-25.

Cornell, Paul, "Collected Ghost Stories, M.R. James, 1931: Book Club Must-Read Classics of SF Literature #18", SFX 165 (January 2008), 120.

Cowlishaw, Brian, "'A Warning to the Curious': Victorian Science and the Awful Unconscious in M.R. James's Ghost Stories", The Victorian Newsletter Vol. 94 (Western Kentucky University, Fall 1998), 36-42; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 162-176.

Cox, J.R., "Ghostly Antiquary: The Stories of M.R. James", English Literature in Transition 12 (1969), 197-202.

Cox, Michael, "M.R. James And Livermere", M.R. James at Livermere: A Celebration (Rosemary Pardoe, 1998), 4-7; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 42-46.

Dalby, Richard, "The Ghost Stories of M.R. James", Book and Magazine Collector 16 (June 1985), 46-53; heavily revised and reprinted in Masters of Fantasy 3: M.R. James (British Fantasy Society, 1987), 4-9.

--- "M.R. James: The centenary of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary", Book and Magazine Collector 250 (Xmas 2004), 44-52. (Extensively revised and updated version of the above)

Dirda, Michael, "The Ghost Master: The supernatural affinity of M.R. James", The Weekly Standard Vol.11, No.16 (January 2-9, 2006), 42-45.

Doig, James, "The Antiquarian Background of M.R. James's Ghost Stories", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 6-11.

Duffy, Steve, "'They've Got Him! In the Trees!': M.R. James and Sylvan Dread", G&S 29 (1999), 46-50; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 177-183.

Featherston, George R., "Ghosts in the Trenches?", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 32-34.

Fielding, Penny, "Reading Rooms: M.R. James and the Library of Modernity", Modern Fiction Studies 46 (Fall 2000), 749-771.

Francis, John, "The Ghost Stories of M.R. James", Books and Company 5 (1999), 49-55.

Games, Gwilym, "'Curious and Critical in Horrors and Mysteries': Machen and M.R. James", Machenalia: The Newsletter of the Friends of Arthur Machen 13 (Autumn 2011), 22-24.

Harrington, Ralph, "Storyteller haunted by Christian Conscience", The Tablet (December 30, 2006), 15-16. (Revised version of the on-line article, "M.R. James: supernaturalism, Christianity, and moral accountability")

Haynes, Katherine, "Bedtime for M.R. James", Formidable Visitants (Pyewacket Press, 1999), 35-39.

Hodgson, Sheila, "The Ghost of M.R. James", Blackwood's Magazine (June 1979), 514-20.

Holmes, Richard, "Of Ghosts and King's", The Times (November 23, 1974), 7, 12; reprinted as "M.R. James and Others" in Richard Holmes, Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer (HarperCollins, 2000), 161-171.

Howard, John, "Old England, New England: M.R. James, Mary Wilkins Freeman and Sarah Orne Jewett", Wormwood 6 (Spring 2006), 13-23.

Joshi, S.T., "M.R. James and the Limitations of the Ghost Story", Spectral Tales 1 (June 1988), 27-33; also forms part of S.T. Joshi, The Weird Tale: Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft (University of Texas Press, 1990).

Kidd, A.F., "Demons, Demons, Demons: In the Montyverse and the Chicoverse, with a little help from the Jossverse", G&S Newsletter 18 (October 2010), 24-33.

--- "M.R. James: An English Humorist", G&S 5 (1983), 31-34.

Kneale, Nigel, "Master of Horrific Arts", Folio Magazine (Folio Society, Winter 1972/3), 25-28.

Leslie, Shane, "Montague Rhodes James", Quarterly Review 304 (1966), 45-56; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 28-37.

Lloyd, L.J., "The Ghost Stories of Montague Rhodes James", Book Handbook 4 (1947), 237-253; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 66-75.

Longhorn, David, "'He Was Laughing In The Church': M.R. James's Use of Humour", Formidable Visitants (Pyewacket Press, 1999), 56-58.

--- "How Not to Write a Jamesian Ghost Story", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 17-19.

--- "M.R. James and the novels of J.S. Le Fanu", G&S 29 (1999), 44-45.

--- "The Second Boyhood of Dr James", G&S Newsletter 5 (February 2004), 18-19.

Lovecraft, H.P., "Supernatural Horror in Literature", The Recluse 1 (1927); many reprints (e.g. Dover, 1973); MRJ section reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 49-52. (Seminal essay, which includes several pages on MRJ's stories)

MacCulloch, Simon, "The Toad in the Study: M.R. James, H.P. Lovecraft and Forbidden Knowledge", (Part One) G&S 20 (1995), 38-43; (Part Two) G&S 21 (1996), 37-42; (Part Three) G&S 22 (1996), 40-46; (Part Four) G&S 23 (1997), 54-60; reprinted in Studies in Weird Fiction 20 (Winter 1997), 2-12; 21 (Summer 1997), 17-28; also reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 76-112.

Mackintosh-Smith, Tim, "Now We're Shut in for the Night", Slightly Foxed 4 (Winter 2004), 7-13.

Mariconda, Steven J., "'As Time Goes On I See a Shadow Coming': M.R. James's Grammar of Terror", Warnings to the Curious, 205-215.

Mason, Michael A., "On Not Letting Them Lie: Moral Significance in the Ghost Stories of M.R. James", Studies in Short Fiction 19 (1982), 253-260; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 115-123.

Merganser, E.S., "M.R. James: The Final Solution?", G&S Newsletter 3 (January 2003), 35-36. (Spoof article - Was MRJ Jack the Ripper?)

Michalski, Robert, "The Malice of Inanimate Objects: Exchange in M.R. James's Ghost Stories", Extrapolation Vol. 37, No. 1 (Kent State University, Spring 1996), 46-62.

Miéville, China, "M.R. James and the Quantum Vampire: Weird; Hauntological: Versus and/or and and/or or?", Collapse IV (May 2008), 105-128.

Miller, John J., "The Late, Great King of the English Ghost Story", Wall Street Journal (October 31, 2006), D5.

Murdie, Alan, "Ghostwatch: Alan Murdie discovers that the ghost stories of MR James might have been influenced by tales of hauntings in the Suffolk village where he grew up", Fortean Times 220 (March 2007), 20-21.

Newman, Simon, "The Value of Art and Inanimate Objects in the Ghost Stories of M.R. James", G&S Newsletter 7 (March 2005), 23-30.

O'Briain, Helen Conrad, "'The gates of hell shall not prevail against it': Laudian Ecclesia and Victorian culture wars in the ghost stories of M.R. James", in Helen Conrad O'Briain & Julie Anne Stevens (eds.), The Ghost Story from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century (Four Courts Press, 2010), 47-60.

Oliver, Reggie, "The Scholar and the Story-Teller: Two Aspects of M.R. James in Eton and King's", All Hallows 41 (Ghost Story Society, February 2006), 31-36; revised and extended reprint on the data disc in The Complete Ghost Stories of M.R. James Vols 1 & 2 (Craftsman Audio Books, 2007).

Pardoe, Rosemary, "Introduction", "Appendix" and prefatory matter in The Fenstanton Witch and Others: M.R. James in G&S (Haunted Library, 1999).

--- "'I seen it wive at me out of the winder': The Window as Threshold in M.R. James's Stories", G&S Newsletter 4 (August 2003), 11-15.

--- "M.R. James and Arthur Machen", G&S Newsletter 18 (October 2010), 33-35.

--- "M.R. James and the 'native of Wisconsin'", G&S Newsletter 17 (April 2010), 27-28.

--- "The Unfinished Ghost Stories of M.R. James", G&S 4 (1982), 37-41.

Parker, Lawrence, "Comforting Old Haunts", Weekly Worker 606 (Provisional Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain, January 5, 2006).

Power, Albert, "Some Thoughts on the Supernatural Writings of J.S. Le Fanu & M.R. James", G&S 9 (1987), 28-33.

Rath, Tina, "The Crack in the Teacup", Formidable Visitants (Pyewacket Press, 1999), 52-53.

--- "M.R. James and the Vampires", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 20-25.

Rogers, Byron, "The devil in Mr James", Sunday Telegraph (April 26, 1998), 8.

Rowlands, David G., "Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary", Cork Holly Bough (Christmas 1980), 8, 41.

--- "M.R. James's Women", G&S 15 (1993), 32-34; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 138-141.

Russell, Samuel D., "Irony and Horror: The Art of M.R. James", The Acolyte 12 (Fall 1945); reprinted as a Ghost Story Society booklet (1993), and in Pleasing Terror, 609-630; revised first half also reprinted in Haunted 2 (December 1964), 43-52, and 3 (June 1968), 96-106.

Scarfe, Norman, "The Strangeness Present: M.R. James's Suffolk", Country Life (November 6, 1986), 1416-19; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 38-41.

Schweitzer, Darrell, "M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft: The Ghostly and the Cosmic", Studies in Weird Fiction 15 (Necronomicon Press, 1994), 12-16; reprinted in Darrell Schweitzer, Windows of the Imagination (Borgo Press, 1998).

Seaber, Luke, "M.R. James and George Orwell: Biographical Notes and a Possible Case of Literary Influence", G&S Newsletter 14 (September 2008), 23-28.

Showers, Brian J., "Cambridgeshire and Suffolk: A Perambulation of Two Counties, Part One", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 10-14; "Cambridgeshire and Suffolk: A Perambulation of Two Counties, Part Two", G&S Newsletter 14 (September 2008), 12-16.

Showers, Brian J., et al, "Some (Further) Remarks on Ghost Stories", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 8-15.

--- "Some (More) Remarks on Ghost Stories", G&S Newsletter 15 (May 2009), 34-41.

Simpson, Jacqueline, "The Danish Connection", Formidable Visitants (Pyewacket Press, 1999), 32-34.

--- "'Experto Crede': Dreams in the Ghost Stories of M.R. James", G&S Newsletter 21 (April 2012), 21-24.

--- "'The Rules of Folklore' in the Ghost Stories of M.R. James", Folklore 108 (Folklore Society, 1997), 9-18; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 142-161.

Smith, Clark Ashton, "The Weird Works of M.R. James", The Fantasy Fan (February 1934); reprinted in Clark Ashton Smith, Planets & Dimensions (Mirage Press, 1973), 30-32.

Stevenson, Graeme, "The M.R. James Files", Tune Into Yesterday 26 (Old Time Radio Show Collector's Association, 1997), 16-19. (Early radio broadcasts)

Taylor, John Alfred, "'If I'm Not Careful': Innocents and Not-So-Innocents in the Stories of M.R. James", Warnings to the Curious, 197-204.

--- "Narrative Voice in the Stories of M.R. James", G&S Newsletter 14 (September 2008), 16-23.

Thompson, Terry W., "'I Shall Most Likely Be Out on the Links': Golf as Metaphor in the Ghost Stories of M.R. James", Papers on Language and Literature (Fall 2004).

Tuttle, Lisa, "The godfather of ghost stories", The Times (February 11, 2012), [Saturday Review] 18.

Upson, Nicola, "An Evening's Entertainment (Past Masters)", Artseast (December 2001/January 2002), 7.

Valentine, Mark, "Of An Antiquary: A New Mode for the English Ghost Story", G&S Newsletter 19 (April 2011), 22-25.

Varma, Devendra P., "The Ghost Stories of M.R. James: Artistic Exponent of the Victorian Macabre", Indian Journal of English Studies NS 4 (1983), 73-81.

Ward, Clive (C.E.), "The Pictorial M.R. James", All Hallows 15 (Ghost Story Society, June 1997), 13-20.

Weighell, Ron, "Dark Devotions: M.R. James and the Magical Tradition", G&S 6 (1984), 20-30; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 124-137.

Winnall, Steve, "A Warning to the (Urban) Curious: Folklore and Historic Preservation in the Ghost Stories of M.R. James", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 15-22.

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Articles (Specific Stories)

Arney, Lance, "An Elucidation (?) of The Plot of M.R. James's 'Two Doctors'", Studies in Weird Fiction 8 (Necronomicon Press, 1990), 26-35; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 299-315.

Attewell, Phil, "The 'Legend' of the Three Crowns", Withowinde (The English Companions, Spring 1994), 22-23. ("A Warning to the Curious")

Barker, Christopher, Plagiarism and Pederasty: Skeletons in the Jamesian Closet (Haunted River, 2003). ("The Ash-Tree")

Bell, Peter, "The Lamia and the Screech-Owl: Some Thoughts on 'An Episode of Cathedral History'", G&S Newsletter 16 (October 2009), 24-29.

--- "Of Rebel Angels, Faeries and Heresies", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 28-30. ("Two Doctors")

--- "'Two Doctors' Revisited", G&S Newsletter 11 (March 2007), 32-33.

Bound, Robert Freeman, and Ramon A. Pantoja Lopez, "The Demon in the Cathedral", Fate (September 1977), 74-78; follow-up letters, Fate (February 1978), 113-114. (Hoax based on "An Episode of Cathedral History")

Bryan, Eric, "Rats to Mr Mullen", G&S Newsletter 6 (September 2004), 27-29. ("Rats")

Bryant, Jim, "'A Decayed Town in the Pyrenees': M.R. James & St Bertrand de Comminges", G&S Newsletter 21 (April 2012), 18-21. ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book")

Buchanan, Carl Jay, "Notes on the Structure and Ubiquity of Mr Humphreys' Maze", G&S Newsletter 1 (March 2002), 6-11. ("Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

Byrom, Martin, "A Wander Round Withybush", G&S 19 (1995), 32-33. ("A View from a Hill")

Campbell, Ramsey, "Ramsey Campbell Probably: Plagued by Plagiarism I", All Hallows 35 (February 2004), 28-32; reprinted in Dead Reckonings 2 (Fall 2007), 45-52. ("The Ash-Tree"; response to Christopher Barker's Plagiarism and Pederasty)

Carroll, Jane Suzanne, "A 'dramar in reel life' - freaky dolls, M.R. James and modern children's ghost stories", in Helen Conrad O'Briain & Julie Anne Stevens (eds.), The Ghost Story from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century (Four Courts Press, 2010), 251-265. ("The Haunted Dolls' House")

Connell, Nicholas, "A Haunting Vision: M.R. James and the Ashridge Stained Glass", Hertfordshire's Past 49 (Hertfordshire Archaeological Council/Hertfordshire Association for Local History, Autumn 2000), 2-7; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 253-257. ("The Treasure of Abbot Thomas")

--- "Voices of the Dead: The Similarities Between 'Martin's Close' and the Trial of Spencer Cowper", G&S 33 (2001), 55-56.

Connors, Scott, "The Treasure of Batty Thomas", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 14-16. ("The Treasure of Abbot Thomas")

Cox, Michael, "Introduction" to "The Malice of Inanimate Objects", G&S 6 (1984), 1-2.

Craik, Roger, "Nightmares of Punch and Judy in Ruskin and M.R. James", Fantasy Commentator 49 (Fall 1996), 12-14; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 295-298. ("The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance")

Crook, John, "The Weighty and the Trivial: M.R. James and St Bertrand de Comminges", Country Life (October 25, 1984), 1248-49. ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book")

Darwen, Norman, "Another Link to Alfred Watkins?", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 31-32. ("A View from a Hill" and "A Warning to the Curious")

--- "'Blow the Man Down'", G&S Newsletter 15 (May 2009), 44-45. ("Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad").

--- "'God's revenge': Sir Matthew Fell and Mrs Mothersole in 'The Ash-tree'", G&S Newsletter 14 (September 2008), 32-33.

--- "Quod, Quis, Quot?", G&S Newsletter 16 (October 2009), 31-32. ("Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad")

--- "Spiders - ugh!", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 27-28. ("The Ash-Tree")

--- "The Strange Affair of Mr. James and Mr. Watkins", Northern Earth 95 (Autumn 2003), 25-26. ("A View from a Hill")

Di Filippo, Paul, "Curiosities: The Five Jars (1922) by M.R. James", The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (January 2000), 162.

Duffy, Steve, "Classical Archetypes in 'Lost Hearts'", G&S Newsletter 15 (May 2009), 27-29.

--- "In Defence of 'The Experiment'", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 25-27.

---"M.R. James meets The Mummy", G&S Newsletter 7 (March 2005), 36-38. ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book" and "Lost Hearts")

--- "Nares", G&S 31 (2000), 50. ("The Experiment")

--- "The Problem with Mr Humphreys", G&S Newsletter 12 (September 2007), 30-33. ("Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

Erlsbacher, Peter, "Riddling the Runes", The Baker Street Journal (N.S.) Vol. 49, No. 1 (March 1999), 52-57. ("Casting the Runes")

Featherston, George, "In Defence of 'The Tractate Middoth'", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 25-26.

--- --- "In Defence of 'The Uncommon Prayer-book'", G&S Newsletter 14 (September 2008), 30-31.

Grant, Helen, "The Black Spider: Antecedents of 'The Ash-Tree'", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 15-19.

--- "'Depositum Custodi': Wells and Treasure in German Folklore", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 32-34. ("The Treasure of Abbot Thomas")

--- "'He was laughing in the church': A Visit to St Bertrand de Comminges", G&S Newsletter 7 (March 2005), 15-23. ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book")

--- "'Lingering Memories of the Treasure': How the lost stained glass of Steinfeld was discovered", G&S Newsletter 13 (March 2008), 19-24. ("The Treasure of Abbot Thomas")

--- "The Nature of the Beast: The Demonology of 'Canon Alberic's Scrap-book'", G&S Newsletter 6 (September 2004), 17-24; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 227-237.

--- "'Places I Have Tried to Visit': Marcilly-le-Hayer", G&S Newsletter 18 (October 2010), 19-23. ("Stories I Have Tried to Write")

--- "'The shadow of the occupant of Number 13': A Visit to Viborg", G&S Newsletter 11 (March 2007), 5-10.

--- "The Treasure of Steinfeld Abbey: A Visit to the Scene of 'The Treasure of Abbot Thomas'", G&S Newsletter 5 (February 2004), 4-8.

Halls, Michael, "Introduction" and notes for "A Night in King's College Chapel", G&S 7 (1985), 1-2, 5, 23.

Haynes, Katherine, "A Visit to St Michan's, Dublin", G&S Newsletter 4 (August 2003), 36-37. ("Lost Hearts")

Hendershot, Cyndy, "The Return of the Repressed in M.R. James's 'Martin's Close'", University of Mississippi Studies in English, Vol. 11-12 (1993-5), 134-37.

Holland-Toll, Linda J., "From Haunted Rose Gardens to Lurking Wendigos: Liminal and Wild Places in M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood", Studies in Weird Fiction 25 (Summer 2001), 2-11. ("The Rose Garden" and "A Neighbour's Landmark")

Hughes, Martin, "A Maze of Secrets in a Story by M.R. James", Durham University Journal, Vol. 85, No. 54 (1) (1993), 81-93; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 258-278. ("Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

--- "Murder of the Cathedral: A Story by M.R. James", Durham University Journal, Vol. 87, No. 56 (1) (1995), 73-98. ("The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral")

Johnson, Roger, "Gaude, Gaudy, Domini in Laude", G&S Newsletter 15 (May 2009), 30-34. ("The Mezzotint")

Longhorn, David, "The Fall of the House of Wilson", G&S 30 (2000), 27-28. ("Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

--- "Partial Eclipse of the Provost", G&S Newsletter 1 (March 2002), 13-14. ("A Vignette")

--- "Slightly Cross about 'Abbot Thomas'", G&S Newsletter 9 (March 2006), 9-10.

McGregor, Rafe, "Mr Poynter's Pointers", G&S Newsletter 12 (September 2007), 29-30. ("The Diary of Mr Poynter")

Mullen, Tom, "Atmosphere and Crescendo: M.R. James, C.D. Heriot and the Mechanics of the Ghost Story", G&S Newsletter 4 (August 2003), 16-19. ("Rats")

Nicholls, Mark, "A Defence of 'Two Doctors'", G&S Newsletter 9 (March 2006), 10-11.

Oldknow, Antony, "Concerns for Women in 'The Tractate Middoth' by M.R. James", Readerly/Writerly Texts 9.1/9.2 (Spring/Summer 2001 & Fall/Winter 2001), 147-157.

Pardoe, Darroll, "A Visit to Seaburgh", G&S 15 (1993), 35-36. ("A Warning to the Curious")

Pardoe, Rosemary, "Bain", G&S Newsletter 3 (January 2003), 37-38. ("Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad")

--- "'Before someone take and put it right again'", G&S Newsletter 6 (September 2004), 25-26. ("A Neighbour's Landmark")

--- "The Demon in the Cathedral: A Jamesian Hoax", All Hallows 1 (Ghost Story Society, 1989), 25-26. ("An Episode of Cathedral History")

--- "The God(s) of 'An Evening's Entertainment'", G&S Newsletter 19 (April 2011), 25-28.

--- "Hercules and the Painted Cloth", G&S 31 (2000), 49-50. ("The Diary of Mr Poynter")

--- "Hostanes Magus", G&S Newsletter 5 (February 2004), 13-15. ("Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

--- "How did Mr Baxter find his Roman Villa?", G&S Newsletter 15 (May 2009), 41-43. ("A View from a Hill").

--- "'I've seen it': 'A School Story' and the House in Berkeley Square", G&S 29 (1999), 41-43.

--- "The Manuscript of 'A Warning to the Curious'", G&S 32 (2001), 47-49 (with "Addendum" by Christopher and Barbara Roden).

--- "The Mystery Of It All", G&S Newsletter 2 (September 2002), 21-22. ("Auditor and Impresario")

--- "The Night-Raven", G&S Newsletter 2 (September 2002), 25-27. ("The Rose Garden")

--- "A Note on Miss Mothersole", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 34. (The Ash-Tree")

--- "'The Old Man on the Hill': Beelzebub in 'An Evening's Entertainment'", G&S Newsletter 7 (March 2005), 30-33.

--- "Scrying and the Horse-demon", G&S 31 (2000), 43-45. ("Twelve Medieval Ghost-Stories")

--- "Some Thoughts on The Five Jars and 'After Dark in the Playing Fields'", G&S 12 (1990), 26-27.

--- "Speaker Lenthall's Tomb", G&S Newsletter 7 (March 2005), 4-12. (Introduction and annotations)

--- "The Three Fortunate Concealments", G&S Newsletter 16 (October 2009), 30-31. ("A Warning to the Curious")

--- "Who was Count Magnus?: Notes Towards an Identification", G&S 33 (2001), 50-53; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 248-252.

--- "'A Wonderful Book': George MacDonald and 'The Ash-Tree'", G&S Newsletter 3 (January 2003), 18-21; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 242-247. ("The Ash-Tree" and The Five Jars)

Pardoe, Rosemary, and Jane Nicholls, "The Black Pilgrimage", G&S 26 (1998), 48-54; reprinted in Pleasing Terror, 601-608. ("Count Magnus")

--- "James Wilson's Secret", G&S 24 (1997), 45-48; reprinted in Pleasing Terror, 596-600. ("Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

Pardoe, Rosemary and Darroll, "'The Experiment': Story Notes", G&S Newsletter 3 (January 2003), 22-24.

---"'The Fenstanton Witch': Errors and Omissions", G&S Newsletter 4 (August 2003), 20-24.

--- "'The Fenstanton Witch': Story Notes", G&S Newsletter 2 (September 2002), 14-18.

--- "The Herefordshire of 'A View from a Hill'", G&S Newsletter 6 (September 2004), 4-9.

--- "Two Magicians: Wilsthorpe and Aswarby", G&S Newsletter 10 (September 2006), 25-27. ("Lost Hearts" and "Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance")

Pardoe, Rosemary, et al, "Story Notes": "After Dark in the Playing Fields", G&S 19 (1995), 30-31; "The Ash-Tree", G&S 11 (1989), 32-33; "An Evening's Entertainment", G&S 18 (1994), 33-34; "The Haunted Dolls' House", G&S 16 (1993), 27-28; "Lost Hearts", G&S 10 (1988), 32-34; "Martin's Close", G&S 12 (1990), 31-32; "The Residence at Whitminster", G&S 13 (1991), 26-28; "Stories I Have Tried to Write", G&S 22 (1996), 31-32; "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance", G&S 14 (1992), 39-41; "There was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard", G&S 19 (1995), 29-30; "Two Doctors", G&S 15 (1993), 27-28; "A View from a Hill", G&S 17 (1994), 33-34; "Wailing Well", G&S 20 (1995), 44-45: all reprinted in Pleasing Terror, passim.

Parry, Robert Lloyd, "Thrillingly creepy tales of ghosts and ghouls", Telegraph Review (October 28, 2006). ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book"), 11

Pincombe, Mike, "Class War in 'Casting the Runes'", G&S Newsletter 9 (March 2006), 4-8.

--- "Homosexual Panic and the English Ghost Story: M.R. James and others", G&S Newsletter 2 (September 2002), 5-13; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 184-196. ("Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" and "A Warning to the Curious")

--- "More on Mephistopheles", G&S Newsletter 3 (January 2003), 37. ("Auditor and Impresario")

--- "'No Thoroughfare': The Problem of Paxton in 'A Warning to the Curious'", G&S 32 (2001), 42-46.

--- "'A School Story': Coins and Clues", G&S Newsletter 17 (April 2010), 11-15.

Pink, Colin, "The Real Dennistoun", G&S 19 (1995), 32. ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book")

Rath, Tina, "Just How Wicked was that Wicked Young Man?: A Look at 'An Evening's Entertainment'", G&S Newsletter 7 (March 2005), 34-36.

--- "Lost Hearts", G&S 29 (1999), 43.

--- "Was Ann Clark Pregnant?", G&S Newsletter 5 (February 2004), 11-13. ("Martin's Close")

Read, Bill, "The Mystery of the Second Satyr", G&S 31 (2000), 46-47. ("An Episode of Cathedral History")

Richardson, Maurice, "The Psychoanalysis of Ghost Stories", The Twentieth Century (December 1959). (Pages 421-425 on "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad")

Rockhill, Jim, "Thin Ghosts: Notes Towards a Jamesian Rhetoric", Warnings to the Curious, 279-294. ("The Residence at Whitminster")

Roden, Christopher and Barbara, "Addendum" to "The Manuscript of 'A Warning to the Curious'" by Rosemary Pardoe, G&S 32 (2001), 49.

Sawyer, Andy, "Montague Rhodes James - cyberpunk?", G&S 23 (1997), 42-43. (The Five Jars)

Sayers, Dorothy L., Letter in The Eton College Chronicle (Feb 4, 1937); reprinted as "Martin's Close: The Wimsey Connection", G&S 12 (1990), 32-34.

Sharp, Andy, "A Future Cult at Burnstow? An occult blueprint for the Temple of Sariel, based on M.R. James' 'Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You'", Wyrd Tales (English Heretic, 2006), 66-75.

Simpson, Jacqueline, "Ghosts & Posts", G&S 22 (1996), 46-47. ("The Rose Garden", etc.)

--- "Ghosts in Medieval Yorkshire", G&S 27 (1998), 40-44; reprinted in Pleasing Terror, 631-637. ("Twelve Medieval Ghost-Stories")

--- "In Defence of 'The Tractate Middoth'", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 23-25.

--- "Landmarks And Shrieking Ghosts", G&S 25 (1997), 42-44; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 316-320. ("A Neighbour's Landmark")

--- "The Riddle of the Whistle", G&S 24 (1997), 54-55. ("Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad")

--- "Something Nasty in the Summer-House", G&S 31 (2000), 48. ("The Rose Garden")

--- "Spiders in 'The Ash-Tree'", G&S Newsletter 5 (February 2004), 16-17.

--- "That Whistle Again", G&S 30 (2000), 26-27. ("Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad")

Smith, Andrew, "M.R. James's Gothic Revival", Diegesis 7 (Summer 2004), 16-22. ("The Mezzotint" and "The Haunted Dolls' House")

Smith, Muriel, "A Source for 'Martin's Close'?", G&S Newsletter 2 (September 2002), 19-20.

Sneyd, Steve, "(Book into Film) Doubt in the Dark: 'Casting the Runes' by M.R. James [and] Night of the Demon (1957)", Strange Adventures 39 (May 1992), 4-5.

Tuckley, C.I., "Mithras and the Ghost Story", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 30-32. ("Lost Hearts")

Tumasonis, Donald, "Caroline de Litchfield", G&S Newsletter 1 (March 2002), 14-15. ("Marcilly-le-Hayer" story draft, and "Stories I Have Tried to Write")

Ward, C.E. (Clive), "In Defence of 'The Tractate Middoth'", G&S Newsletter 8 (September 2005), 26-29.

--- "A Haunting Presence", Formidable Visitants (Pyewacket Press, 1999), 27-30; reprinted in Warnings to the Curious, 238-241. ("Lost Hearts")

--- "The Strange Case of Mr Abney's Bathroom", A Ghostly Company Newsletter 13 (June 2006), 3-4. ("Lost Hearts")

Ward, Richard, "In Search of the Dread Ancestor: M.R. James's 'Count Magnus' and Lovecraft's 'The Case of Charles Dexter Ward'", Lovecraft Studies 36 (Necronomicon Press, 1997), 14-17.

Warren, Nick, "An Accursed Treasure", Fortean Times 206 (February 2006), 56-57. ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book")

Westwood, Jennifer, and Simpson, Jacqueline, "The Three Crowns of East Anglia", in The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends (Penguin, 2005), 682-683. ("A Warning to the Curious")

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Web Only Articles

Brazil, Eddie, "Did M.R. James Visit Borley?"

Breznay, Ron, "The Old Masters of Horror: M.R. James" (revised and expanded from Hellnotes, March 6, 2003).

Harrington, Ralph, "Ghosts, trains and trams: the technologies of transport in the ghost stories of M.R. James"

--- "M.R. James: supernaturalism, Christianity, and moral accountability"

--- "'So jarred were all my nerves': supernatural shock and traumatic terror in the ghost stories of M.R. James"

Kraft, Robert A., "Rescuing Ghosts from the Shadows: Montague Rhodes James and his Curiously Converging Imaginations"

McCorristine, Shane, "Academia, Avocation and Ludicity in the Supernatural Fiction of M.R. James", Limina Vol. 13 (University of Western Australia, 2007), 54-65.

Pridian, "Was What Sauniere Found A Codex?" ("Canon Alberic's Scrap-book" and Rennes-le-Chateau).

Purves, Maria, "'A Warning to the Curious': The 'Nicely Managed' Mind of M.R. James", PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts (2009).

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