Morgan Library Ghost Stories by Inge DupontMorgan Library Ghost Stories by Inge Dupont

Morgan Library Ghost Stories

byInge Dupont, Hope Mayo

Hardcover | January 1, 1990

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The patron saint - if that's the right word; perhaps guiding spirit? - 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. To many moredevotees around the world, though, he is generally acclaimed as the author of some of the most economical, clearly focused, concise, and elegant ghost stories every written. Only the English language serves this genre so well, and James's English craft is at the top of anyone's short list offavorites. Monty James enjoyed a long and happy professional relationship with the Morgan Library. He did so, in a sense, only in spirit: he never crossed the Atlantic, and he feared that he would not survive crossing New York's streets. His name was much in evidence when the 150th anniversary ofPierpont Morgan's birth was celebrated several years ago. His work on medieval manuscripts was the focal point of an exhibition.
?Hope Mayo is Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts at Houghton Library, Harvard University.
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Title:Morgan Library Ghost StoriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 1990Publisher:Fordham University Press

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ISBN - 10:0823212831

ISBN - 13:9780823212835

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