Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

 
Keyword Search
 
Classical Music Home > JAMES, M.R.: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (Unabridged)

JAMES, M.R.: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (Unabridged)

    
      

 

Back Cover Image 
About this Recording

JAMES, M.R.: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (Unabridged)

The powerful sense of evil—darkness, creepy hairy presences, cloaks, hoods, talons and tentacles—pervades these classic ghost stories by M.R. James. A Cambridge scholar himself, James explored what happens when academics dabble in things they don’t understand and unleash forces of which they know nothing. The titles in Ghost Stories of an Antiquary range from witchcraft to the occult, and tap into our primal fear of things that go bump in the night. They are recognised as the best of their genre.



Disc 1

  Ghost Stories of An Antiquary (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Canon Alberic's Scrapbook 00:04:21
2.   Play with flash player Before the expiration of the two hours… 00:03:56
3.   Play with flash player At once all Dennistoun's cherished dreams… 00:04:24
4.   Play with flash player Such a collection Dennistoun had hardly dreamed of… 00:04:55
5.   Play with flash player I entirely despair of conveying by any words… 00:05:01
6.   Play with flash player All this time a growing feeling of discomfort… 00:04:49
7.   Play with flash player He died that summer; his daughter married… 00:03:54
8.   Play with flash player Lost Hearts 00:04:12
9.   Play with flash player It seemed a little odd that he should have asked… 00:04:30
10.   Play with flash player The remainder of the evening was spent by Stephen… 00:04:48
11.   Play with flash player On the following evening the usual duet… 00:03:45
12.   Play with flash player The wind had fallen, and there was a still night… 00:03:05
13.   Play with flash player On the table in Mr. Abney's study certain papers were found… 00:04:25
14.   Play with flash player The Mezzotint 00:04:25
15.   Play with flash player The only item with which I am concerned… 00:04:19
16.   Play with flash player Hall in Mr. Williams's college was at seven. 00:04:50
17.   Play with flash player 'Well,' said Nisbet, 'I have here a view of a country - house…' 00:03:34
18.   Play with flash player 'Now what do you mean to do' he said. 00:03:27


Disc 2

  Ghost Stories of An Antiquary (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player There was the house, as before under the waning moon… 00:02:45
2.   Play with flash player This looked like business… 00:03:42
3.   Play with flash player The Ash - Tree 00:05:02
4.   Play with flash player Mainly on this evidence… 00:04:33
5.   Play with flash player One of the men went to fetch the parson… 00:04:58
6.   Play with flash player This is all that need be quoted from Mr. Crome's papers. 00:04:06
7.   Play with flash player One morning (it was in 1754) Sir Richard woke… 00:04:37
8.   Play with flash player The parlour contained the family books… 00:04:48
9.   Play with flash player Thou shalt seek me in the morning… 00:04:50
10.   Play with flash player Number 13 00:04:19
11.   Play with flash player Supper - time was approaching… 00:05:09
12.   Play with flash player Anderson had not time to do more than glance… 00:05:09
13.   Play with flash player Now came a distant step in the street… 00:04:51
14.   Play with flash player At supper he found himself next to the landlord. 00:04:54
15.   Play with flash player Anderson finished his letters, ordered in whisky and soda… 00:05:01
16.   Play with flash player Suddenly the crying or singing voice… 00:03:54
17.   Play with flash player The men nodded, and the younger stepped forward… 00:05:02


Disc 3

  Ghost Stories of An Antiquary (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Count Magnus 00:04:48
2.   Play with flash player They received Mr. Wraxall with great kindness… 00:04:28
3.   Play with flash player I find that early on the following day Mr. Wraxall… 00:04:32
4.   Play with flash player It could not be denied that this threw a rather lurid light… 00:05:24
5.   Play with flash player 'You understand that they were sure these men were dead…' 00:04:43
6.   Play with flash player Mr. Wraxall noted the finely - worked and massive steel padlocks… 00:04:53
7.   Play with flash player Poor Mr. Wraxall! He set out on his journey… 00:04:43
8.   Play with flash player 'Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad' 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player '—I hold that any semblance…' 00:04:41
10.   Play with flash player Few people can resist the temptation… 00:04:46
11.   Play with flash player Parkins had, in fact, very little time for dressing. 00:05:04
12.   Play with flash player Quickly as it had risen, the wind did not fall at once. 00:04:46
13.   Play with flash player The scraping of match on box and the glare of light… 00:03:59
14.   Play with flash player Parkins was on the point of answering… 00:04:08
15.   Play with flash player At this point Parkins was in favour of sending the boy home… 00:04:27
16.   Play with flash player The latter was unwontedly silent and pensive at dinner… 00:05:25


Disc 4

  Ghost Stories of An Antiquary (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned… 00:04:03
2.   Play with flash player The Treasure of Abbot Thomas 00:04:39
3.   Play with flash player A sad perplexity it had been to our investigator… 00:04:56
4.   Play with flash player I labour under a grave disadvantage as narrator of this story… 00:04:16
5.   Play with flash player 'Well, Somerton,' said Mr. Gregory, as he crossed the room… 00:03:02
6.   Play with flash player 3: This was Mr. Somerton's story: 'You know roughly…' 00:04:51
7.   Play with flash player 'Blank as I felt and must have looked for the first few minutes…' 00:04:44
8.   Play with flash player Then I thought to myself, "Wasn't there some allusion…"' 00:05:09
9.   Play with flash player 'Next, what about the well There was not much doubt…' 00:03:58
10.   Play with flash player 'Half aloud I counted the steps as we went down…' 00:03:55
11.   Play with flash player 'Well, I felt to the right, and my fingers touched something…' 00:02:53
12.   Play with flash player 'Well, sir,' said Brown, speaking low and nervously… 00:03:26
13.   Play with flash player 'Well, there is my story; and, if you don't believe it…' 00:01:55

Total Playing Time: 04:42:21






Author(s):
James, Montague Rhodes

Reader(s):
Critchlow, Stephen; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0015

Barcode: 9781843794271

Release Date: 2010

For U.S. only:
Buy from Amazon.com
For U.S.:
Barnes & Nobles
For Canada only:
Buy from Amazon.ca
For Worldwide:
Buy from Presto Classical
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from H & B Direct
For U.K. Only:
Buy from NaxosDirect.co.uk
For Germany and Europe:
Buy from www.jpc.de
For Germany:
Buy from NaxosDirekt.de
For U.S. and Canada:
Buy from arkivmusic.com
For Spain Only:
For U.S. only:
Naxos Direct

 

Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group