Seven stories set in New York's Morgan Library deal with ghosts and curses
behind these witty and literate ghost stories is M. R. James ( 1862-1936 ) . He is primarily known at The Pierpont Morgan Library and at similar august homes of learning as a redoubtable scholar and bibliographer .
Author: Pierpont Morgan Library
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Manhattan's past whispers for attention amongst the bustle of the city's ever-changing landscape. At Fraunces Tavern, George Washington's emotional farewell luncheon in 1783 echoes in the Long Room. Gertrude Tredwell's ghost appears to visitors at the Merchant's House Museum. Long since deceased, Olive Thomas shows herself to the men of the New Amsterdam Theatre, and Dorothy Parker still keeps her lunch appointment at the Algonquin Hotel. In other places, it is not the paranormal but the abnormal violent acts by gangsters, bombers, and murderers that linger in the city's memory. Some think Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler hunted here. The historic images and true stories in Ghosts and Murders of Manhattan bring to life the people and events that shaped this city and raised the consciousness of its residents.
John Pierpont Morgan's study and library appear today much as they did in these two photographs from 1963. It is easy to imagine Morgan working ... Seven of the winning stories formed the basis of the book Morgan Library Ghost Stories.
Author: Elise Gainer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title
MAYO , HOPE , ed . MAYO , HOPE , ed . Morgan Library Ghost Stories ( with Inge Dupont ) See entry under Inge Dupont . MAZZEO , HENRY , ed . ( 1909 ? -1980 ? ) * Hauntings : Tales of the Supernatural ( New York : Doubleday 0-385-09373 ...
Author: Michael Ashley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Montague Rhodes James authored some of the most highly regarded ghost stories of all time—classics such as “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” that have been adapted many times over for radio and television and have never gone out of print. But while James is best known as a fiction writer and storyteller, he was also a provost of King’s College, Cambridge, and Eton College, and a legendary and influential scholar whose pioneering work in the study of biblical texts and medieval manuscripts, art, and architecture is still relevant today. In Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Patrick J. Murphy argues that these twin careers are inextricably linked. James’s research not only informed his fiction but also reflected his anxieties about the nature of academic life and explored the delicate divide between professional, university men and erratic hobbyists or antiquaries. Murphy shows how detailed attention to the scholarly inspirations behind James’s fiction provides considerable insight into a formative moment in medieval studies, as well as into James’s methods as a master stylist of understated horror. During his life, James often claimed that his stories were mere entertainments—pleasing distractions from a life largely defined by academic discipline and restraint—and readers over the years have been content to take him at his word. This intriguing volume, however, convincingly proves otherwise.
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York Autograph manuscript of “A Warning to the Curious” Editions of Ghost Stories and Other Imaginative Writings James, M. R. Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories. Edited by Michael Cox.
Author: Patrick J. Murphy
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The secret life of the sensational woman behind the Morgan masterpieces, who lit up New York society. What would you give up to achieve your dream? When J. P. Morgan hired Belle da Costa Greene in 1905 to organize his rare book and manuscript collection, she had only her personality and a few years of experience to recommend her. Ten years later, she had shaped the famous Pierpont Morgan Library collection and was a proto-celebrity in New York and the art world, renowned for her self-made expertise, her acerbic wit, and her flirtatious relationships. Born to a family of free people of color, Greene changed her name and invented a Portuguese grandmother to enter white society. In her new world, she dined both at the tables of the highest society and with bohemian artists and activists. She also engaged in a decades-long affair with art critic Bernard Berenson. Greene is pure fascination—the buyer of illuminated manuscripts who attracted others to her like moths to a flame.
Morgan Library Ghost Stories. New York: Fordham University Press, 1990. Fields, Barbara. Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. Fleming, Edwin Wolfe II, ...
Author: Heidi Ardizzone
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Born in 1913, John DePol is among those classic, self-taught graphic artists (like J.J. Lankes and Rockwell Kent) who worked in a variety of media, but whose main contribution was to the field of wood engraving. Although he has illustrated countless books & magazines, and been a friend to most letterpress printers and private presses of the latter half of the last century, his work remains little known, his contributions unheralded. In anticipation of a celebration of his life and work at the University of Delaware, we are presenting more than 100 of his best engravings from five decades with an extensive text examining his place in American graphic art.
The decade began with fourteen engravings commissioned by the Morgan Library and the Stone House Press for an edition of Morgan Library Ghost Stories written by members of the Library's staff and illustrated with cuts that all related ...
Author: John DePol
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
'I was conscious of a most horrible smell of mould, and of a cold kind of face pressed against my own...' Considered by many to be the most terrifying writer in English, M. R. James was an eminent scholar who spent his entire adult life in the academic surroundings of Eton and Cambridge. His classic supernatural tales draw on the terrors of the everyday, in which documents and objects unleash terrible forces, often in closed rooms and night-time settings where imagination runs riot. Lonely country houses, remote inns, ancient churches or the manuscript collections of great libraries provide settings for unbearable menace, from creatures seeking retribution and harm. These stories have lost none of their power to unsettle and disturb. This edition presents all of James's published ghost stories, including the unforgettable 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad' and 'Casting the Runes', and an appendix of James's writings on the ghost story. Darryl Jones's introduction and notes provide a fascinating insight into James's background and his mastery of the genre he made his own. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
MRJ wrote that Scott's 'Glenfinlas' and 'The Eve of St John' 'must always rank as fine ghost stories' ('Some Remarks on Ghost Stories'). East Anglian folklore makes reference to two ghosts of ... MS in Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
Author: M. R. James
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This is a collection of ghost stories in the 'antiquarian' tradition established by M. R. James, who excelled at the atmospheric portrayal of legitimate scholarly interest descending into unwise curiosity, with almost invariably tragic results. James' influence on the genre has been immense, both on the popular perception of what makes a successful ghost story work, and on other authors in the genre. This collection offers some of the best stories from authors who influenced James, such as Sheridan Le Fanu and Augustus Jessopp, stories from his contemporaries, such as T. G. Jackson and 'D. N. J.', and tales from more recent practitioners, including Fritz Leiber and Terry Lamsley. Selected and introduced by an acknowledged master of the art, the collection also includes a checklist of writers in the Jamesian tradition.
2 Dupont , Inge & Hope Mayo ( editors ) Morgan Library Ghost Stories ( Fordham University Press , 1990 ) : seven stories inspired by James ' connections with the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York . Durrell , Gerald ( 1925-1995 ) ' The ...
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: British Library Board
Slow Shropshire Travel Guide - Insider advice and holiday tips on everything from the best local pubs and markets to Shrewsbury highlights and county walking routes. Also featuring UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, Offa's Dyke, Severn Valley, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Welsh Marches, castles and historical sites, and US connections with the University of Minnesota, the Caldecott Medal, and Yale University.
If you have a penchant for a ghost story, go to www.bradtguides. com/wem to read about the Wem ghost. ... free entry Mythstories museum in Wem's former Morgan Library deserves lots more funding, not least for its curators' commitment to ...
Author: Marie Kreft
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Morgan Library Ghost Stories , ed . by Inge Dupont and H. Mayo . N.Y .: Fordham Univ . Press , 1990. 107p . $ 24.95 ISBN 0-8232-12831. LC 90-82150 . Perm . paper . The seven ghost stories in this collection were written for a ...
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