The Unlucky Theatre

Ghost story about a haunted theatre by the English writer Elliott O’Donnell, first published in 1959.

Rats

Ghost story by M. R. James first published in 1929, about a locked room containing the remains of a gibbeted former owner.

A Vignette

Ghost story by M. R. James, first published in 1936, about a semi-autobiographical episode in James’s early life.

The Diary of Mr Poynter

Ghost story by M. R. James, first published in 1919, about an apparently possessed scrap of chintz, said to be a memorial to the hair of a 17th-century nobleman.

A Neighbour’s Landmark

Ghost story by M. R. James published in 1925, about the disappearance of a woman who steals her neighbour’s property by removing a cursed landmark.

A Warning to the Curious

Horror story by M. R. James first published in 1925, about the events following the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon crown.

The Tractate Middoth

Ghost story by M. R. James, first published in 1911, about a disputed inheritance and the long-dead clergyman who guards his last will and testament.

Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance

Ghost story by M. R. James, first published in 1911, about a strange maze and temple on a recently inherited estate in Wiltshire.

A Thin Ghost and Others

Collection of five short stories by the English medievalist and author M. R. James, first published in 1919.