The Five Jars by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James

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This charming fantasy story for children is by the famous writer of ghost stories, M. R. James. The author of a letter reveals how he finds five mysterious jars, hidden since Roman times, and samples the contents one by one, gaining magical powers in the process. But he is not the only one who knows about the jars - dark forces are eager to claim them for themselves. This lovely new edition from Benediction Classics reproduces all the original line drawings in this unusual tale that still has the power to fascinate and send a shiver down the reader's spine.

About M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James

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M. R. James was born in Goodnestone, Kent, England on August 1, 1862. He was an English mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. He began writing his ghost stories as an entertainment for his friends; he would read these stories each year at Christmas to his colleagues at King's College. The earliest of these tales include Canon Alberic's Scrap-book and Lost Hearts, both of which were later collected in his first anthology of supernatural fiction, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904). Perhaps his single greatest story is the profoundly disturbing Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (1904). He died on June 12, 1936.
Published May 11, 2012 by Longmans, Green. 184 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, History. Non-fiction

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