More Ghost Stories is the second collection of short stories by the English medievalist and author M. R. James (1862–1936), first published in 1911. Some later editions under the same title include the stories from James’s earlier collection, Ghost Stories of an AntiquaryCollection of eight short stories by the English medievalist and author M. R. James, first published in 1904. (1904).
Despite the book’s title, the stories veer more towards horror than ghostly apparitions, with James adding an aura of authenticity by including footnotes and genuine bibliographical references.
- “A School StoryGhost story by M. R. James, first published in 1911, about the mysterious disappearance of a school teacher.“
- “The Rose GardenGhost story by M. R. James, first published in 1911, about a spirit released by the removal of a post during the construction of a rose garden.“
- “The Tractate Middoth”
- “Casting the RunesHorror story by M. R. James, first published in 1911, about the revenge of an author on the reviewer who rejects his paper on alchemy.“
- “The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral”
- “Martin’s CloseGhost story by the English medievalist and author M. R. James, first published in 1911. It centres on the trial of the local squire about 200 years earlier, accused of murdering a young woman who several witnesses claimed to have seen after her death.“
- “Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance”
Several of the stories have been adapted for television by the BBC and broadcast as episodes of their long-running A Ghost Story for Christmas series, including “The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral” in 1971, “The Tractate Middoth” in 2013, and “Martin’s Close” in 2019 and 2020.